Re: geo sat obs

From: Kevin Fetter (kevin_fetter@hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Nov 08 2001 - 00:10:02 EST

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    Ok That was easy :)
    
    I went for the nimiq 1 and galaxy 11 satellites. I easily saw both. Using a 
    passage by a certain star, galaxy 11 was around mag +9. Now I say I did see 
    26608 PamAmSat 1R. So they were around mag +9 when I saw them. So I know of 
    three bright and easy to see geo sat:)
    
    Neat to see two bright geo sats in the same field of view.
    Nimiq 1 was the leader, followed by galaxy 11. Makes me happy to know nmiq 1 
    is a canadian company satellite, since I live in canada.
    
    One very happy geo sat observer. Thats four so far in one night. Now to find 
    some more and see how bright they are.
    Now to calculate when they will be oposite the sun and compare the 
    brightness at that time to other times.
    
    
    
    Kevin
    
    
    From: Ron Lee <ronlee@pcisys.net>
    To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    Subject: Re: geo sat obs
    Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 19:57:34 -0700
    
    
    Congrats.  Now try some of the closely spaced satellites
    such as the Dish Network satellites or Molniya's near
    apogee.
    
    Ron Lee
    
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