Re: 88-080B tumble/flash obs; John Locker's photo

From: Bjorn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Mon Mar 11 2002 - 02:11:26 EST

  • Next message: Tom Wagner: "Re: 88-080B tumble/flash obs; John Locker's photo"

    > Regarding John Locker's peculiar track, the URL of the
    > page with the photo is:
    >
    > http://www.satcom.freeserve.co.uk/satcomunid.htm
    >
    > I don't have anything but a guess that maybe it might be
    > a drifting balloon.  I think I see a few dots that could
    > pass for stationary satellites, but maybe they are just
    > spots.
    >
    If they were really geostationary - not very bright for a very short time
    while moving at an inclination - they should all have nearly the same
    declination.
    This is not the case here. One above Sirius and beta CMa is around -12 deg,
    which is not the "Clarke belt" (named after Arthur C Clarke)
    
    
    
    
    
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