Re: Top ten brightest satellites

From: Russell Eberst (eberst@blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: Wed May 19 2010 - 13:09:06 UTC

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    On 19/05/2010 14:39, Ralph McConahy wrote:
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    > Bob King wrote:
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    >>> I'm writing about the easiest satellites to see with the naked eye and
    >>> would like the list's help on what you think are the brightest 10 or
    >>> so out there after the space shuttle and space station. These
    >>> satellites should be in high inclinations so they're visible most
    >>> places around the world.
    >>>        
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    > A quick list, sorted by magnitude, can be found here:
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    > http://www.n2yo.com/satellites/?c=1&srt=4&dir=1
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    > You can click the name of a satellite, then look at its TLE if you want to eliminate ones you think are too low in inclination.
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    What a terrible listing.
      The most recent satellite on the list dates from 2002. Are we expected 
    to believe that there are no candidates
      that have been launched in the past 8 years?
    Also there are identical objects in the list that have been given 
    different magnitudes.
    I think the list has no authority, and should be given no credibility.
    
    best wishes,
    Russell
    
    
    
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