Re: 2004 FH flyby

From: Tony Beresford (dberesford@adam.com.au)
Date: Thu Mar 18 2004 - 00:00:52 EST

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    At 15:15 18/03/04, Dale Ireland wrote:
    >I can't tell the details but this object looks like it might fly right
    >through the geosynchronous satellite area. Can anyone confirm that??
    >Dale
    >
    >Orbital elements:
    >2004 FH
    >Epoch 2004 July 14.0 TT = JDT 2453200.5                 MPC
    >M  28.04230              (2000.0)            P               Q
    >n   1.33238790     Peri.   62.95163     +0.84229753     +0.53901279
    >a   0.8179290      Node   264.43190     -0.49463736     +0.77274043
    >e   0.2884138      Incl.    0.01662     -0.21416991     +0.33516778
    >P   0.74           H   25.7           G   0.15
    >
    Not quite 35,000 Km Dale, but nearer 53,000 Km range Dale.
    Local ephemerides can be calculated  using JPL's HORIZON
    or the MPC Ephem service  at http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/MPEph/MPEph.html 
    
    Time of closest approach is after sunrise for as here in Australia.
    Maximum observable brightness is predicted to be 10.7 .
    Motion against stars will be some 10 arc seconds/second so movemont
    would be visible.
    
    Best place to observe it would be southern Africa
    Tony Beresford
    
    
    
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