Secondary image near Mir Re: Lots of Mir Images taken with Meade ETX

From: Pauls Pics (paulpics@easy.com.au)
Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 05:27:12 PST

  • Next message: JamesOberg@aol.com: "Re: Secondary image near Mir Re: Lots of Mir Images taken with Meade ETX"

    Hi, I am new to recording on this system, I am studying your reports with
    great interest to pass on to The Northern Sydney Astronomical Society
    members in Australia.
    In the reports from Ulrich & James Oberg have you considered the Progress
    Tanker , see attached copy from site
    http://www.satellite.eu.org/mir.html
    ----- Original Message ----- Mir Information (latest on top)
    News reports have Mir's planned re-entry now occurring tentatively on March
    20, 2001. The Russians will allow Mir's orbit to decay naturally to
    approximately 210 km, instead of the original plan of 250 km. """"At that
    point the Progress tanker will stablize Mir's rotation and lower the perigee
    to 160 km over the planned reentry area before the final braking
    manuever."""""
    Russian information on the degradation of Mir's orbit can be found here. :-
    .http://www.satellite.eu.org/mir.html
    Paul Shallow    NSAS Observations
    
    From: "Ulrich Beinert" <analemma@gmx.de>
    To: "SeeSat" <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
    Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 5:04 AM
    Subject: RE: Lots of Mir Images taken with Meade ETX
    
    
    > I'm assuming it's moving in the same plane and at the same speed as Mir
    > itself, as it was visible at the same spot for three seconds (before I
    lost
    > Mir and only reaquired it 30 seconds later).
    >
    > In the image, Mir is about 15 arcseconds long and wide (it's 30x35
    meters),
    > but I don't know if we're looking at it and seeing it at maximum size.
    >
    > HTH,
    > Ulrich
    >
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: JamesOberg@aol.com [mailto:JamesOberg@aol.com]
    > > Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 4:30 PM
    > > To: analemma@gmx.de; SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com
    > > Subject: Re: Lots of Mir Images taken with Meade ETX
    > >
    > >
    > > In a message dated 3/11/01 8:43:27 AM Central Standard Time,
    > > analemma@gmx.de
    > > writes: << I also got a picture of a strange little dot flying to
    > > the side of
    > > Mir, also
    > >  on my web site. Any ideas what it could be? It's definitely
    > > real, because it
    > >  appeared on 3 images, all separated by about 1 second each.... >>
    > >
    > > What is the direction of the separation compared to Mir's orbital
    > > motion? Is
    > > it along the velocity vector, or out of plane?
    > >
    >
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