Re: Intelsat 14 passing across the feild of view, it's a large file size

From: steve banbury (banbury.steven@ssd.loral.com)
Date: Mon Mar 15 2010 - 14:28:36 UTC

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    Hi Kevin--I was particularly interested in your video as I was part of 
    the launch team for its orbit raising over Thanksgiving last year.
    If I recall correctly, you posted a video of the spacecraft early in its 
    transfer orbit too, and it was enjoyed by a bunch of us in the control 
    center.
    
    I tried unsuccessfully to match up the field of view with a plot of the 
    area in Megastar.  Can you tell me Ra/Dec of  the brighter star near the 
    top center of the field of view?
    Thanks!
    Steve
    
    On 3/14/2010 6:37 PM, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    > I turned on the mount tracking option, so that the star's stayed in the feild of view, while the geo sat's pass across the feild of view.
    >
    > Intelsat 14 which was easy to see, made for a nice view. It will start passing across a few seconds after the video start's.
    >
    > http://www.kfetter.com/william/36097.wmv
    >
    > The file is large, 45 Mb in size.
    >
    > Area of sky
    >
    > 10 h 42 m R.A
    > - 6 deg 42 m Dec
    >
    > It passed through the feild of view, around 2:18 utc ( Mar 10 )
    >
    > Kevin
    >
    > 44.6062 N
    > 75.6910 W
    >
    >
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