Superbird A Alt/Az

Rob Matson (Rob_Matson@cpqm.mail.saic.com)
3 Oct 1996 15:02:30 -0800

                      Subject:                              Time:  14:31
  OFFICE MEMO         Superbird A Alt/Az                    Date:  96/10/03

For R.B. Minton:

The apparent path that Superbird A takes across the sky would be a figure
eight about 10 degrees tall if it weren't for its westward drift.  Instead you
get a sort of cork screw coiling its way to the west each night.  Here are the
local coords for tonite (10/3) and tomorrow at times that bracket the period
of flashing:

Date  MDT    Azim  Elev
-------  --------   ---------  -------
10/3  21:00  248.9  13.4
10/3  21:30  248.5  13.0
10/3  22:00  248.2  12.5

10/4  21:00  250.4  12.1
10/4  21:30  250.0  11.6
10/4  22:00  249.6  11.2

(These values based on the coordinates you supplied, namely:

-104.7932, +40.0876, 4925 ft.

As you can see, you don't have much time left to see it!  --Rob