good passes of ARABSAT 4 for noth america

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Wed Mar 15 2006 - 02:36:19 EST

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    Starting on Mar 23, ARABSAT 4 will enter a period of constant sunlight.
    Since it will be passing over north america, near perigee, then makes for some nice passes.
    Depending on where you, are will effect how bright it appears.
    For example
    Ed Cannon
    On Mar 24, around 2:41 UTC give are take a few minutes, it passes very high in the sky.
    I would estimate it to be in the Mag 4 range at that time for him. This based off what I observed
    and got an approx standard magnitude. This weekend I am off, and it appears it might be clear, so
    I will target it with my tracking system:)  
    What I am using for Standard Magnitudes, good to +/- 1 magnitude. Use at your risk.
    BREEZE M R/B     0.0  0.0  0.0  3.5 d
    ARABSAT 4        0.0  0.0  0.0  4.3 d
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