Re: Request for obs

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Thu Nov 02 2000 - 00:30:24 PST

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    > 100W).  If anyone happens to catch one or more of them flashing
    > brightly, please send in a report!!
    >
    > Intelsat 512
    > 1 16101U 85087A   00298.12201172 -.00000222 +00000-0 +10000-3 0 03706
    > 2 16101 004.9875 067.7192 0004837 039.1791 320.8972 00.99118209037480
    >
    > Flash period 38-40 seconds; last report I can find was last
    > August:
    >  http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Aug-2000/0419.html
    > Björn had worked out its rotation axis:
    >  http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Aug-2000/0394.html
    
    If my August determination was correct, and precession hasn't ruined it,
    the flashes Nov.03 would occur  near RA 19:45 Dec -8 in daylight;
    and in evening twilight, near the RA/Dec band:
    21:47,-16.44
    22:02,-14.66
    22:16,-12.81
    22:30,-10.90
    22:44,-8.95
    22:58,-6.96
    which would be crossed around UTC 23:10 for SE USA near RA 19:45 Dec -8 in
    daylight.
    
    However, this flash is from the "back" side of the panel, compared to the
    observations by Ron Lee in August.
    
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