Re: Telstar 401 observations by Brad Young

From: Bjorn Gimle (
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 17:43:26 EST

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    > In my private reply to Brad's and Ed's observations, I notice I made a
    > error on Ed's when comparing it to Brad's.
    > I will correct that when I include Kevin's and Brad's new ones.
    I have now corrected this on skymap sent privately.
    Also including Brad's Nov.12 obs, I now get the steeper flash path
    computed, shown by the Nov.11 chart. This means time/position of flashing
    is not as sensitive to latitude and Sun's declination as I first feared.
    Kevin's obs is over a longer period, and doesn't give any magnitude info.
    If the center of the interval really reflects the maximum, a considerable
    curvature of the flash path is implied, making it even less sensitive at
    lower latitudes.
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