Re: Re: Superbird A - at RA 06:53 ??

From: Don Gardner (
Date: Tue Nov 08 2005 - 09:13:10 EST

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    >If my precession rate is OK from 2001-2004, I have it at RA 06:53 
    >tomorrow Nov.09, decreasing by 0:04/day.
    >For Leo, this would be declination +2.5 at 01:12 UTC, one degree left 
    >of a +4.5m star.
    >I haven't added any Superbird obs to my spreadsheet since Jan.-04.
    >With no special report code for specular flashes and/or phase shifts,
    >and most reports not giving RA/dec for the brightest flashes, some
    >not even hinting in the the Subject: line that it is a Superbird flash 
    >it is time-consuming to find the reports, dig out proper elset, and 
    >compute the positions.
    I think that June 2005 was my most recent:
    In Spacetrack's "Retrieve TLE Data by Satellite ID Number" you can
    select a date range for the correct TLEs.
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