Re: Oscar 13 visibility; was Introduction-New subscriber

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 07:30:58 +0100 (MET)

Trista Cools wrote:
>
>I don't know about visibility periods right now but maybe we should give it
>a try.  I found that this satellite has only a diameter of about 1.2m. =
 This
>is not much.  Concidering the changing orbit and its small size it will a
>challenge to see this one with binoculars !  Any other volunteers ?
>
Visibility is excellent from northern US and Europe until decay,
probably difficult from Japan and southern Europe at decay, but
still good. Even I will try - we expect one clear morning on Friday ?

Here are some excerpts from TrakStar output, showing visible latitudes
(and longitudes some days) before Northern Apex:

Today NW USA ?:   UTC       Lat.        Long.         km      Shadow
1996 Oct 30  14:39:00   44=F818'00" N   138=F829'19" W    138.729 ECL
1996 Oct 30  14:39:20   45=F828'06" N   136=F836'58" W    141.888 ECL
1996 Oct 30  14:39:40   46=F836'01" N   134=F839'55" W    147.805   =20
1996 Oct 30  14:40:00   47=F841'31" N   132=F838'02" W    156.470   =20
1996 Oct 30  14:40:20   48=F844'23" N   130=F831'17" W    167.864   =20
1996 Oct 30  14:40:40   49=F844'24" N   128=F819'36" W    181.967   =20
1996 Oct 30  14:41:00   50=F841'21" N   126=F802'59" W    198.751   =20

Tomorrow Canada, N. USA:
1996 Oct 31  12:12:40   44=F806'08" N   103=F818'45" W    137.771 ECL
1996 Oct 31  12:13:00   45=F816'34" N   101=F827'13" W    140.305 ECL
1996 Oct 31  12:13:20   46=F824'52" N    99=F830'56" W    145.624 ECL
1996 Oct 31  12:13:40   47=F830'48" N    97=F829'51" W    153.693   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:14:00   48=F834'09" N    95=F823'53" W    164.495   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:14:20   49=F834'40" N    93=F812'59" W    178.011   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:14:40   50=F832'10" N    90=F857'08" W    194.214   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:15:00   51=F826'26" N    88=F836'25" W    213.075   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:15:20   52=F817'15" N    86=F810'57" W    234.560   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:15:40   53=F804'25" N    83=F840'54" W    258.631   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:16:00   53=F847'48" N    81=F806'34" W    285.246   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:16:20   54=F827'12" N    78=F828'18" W    314.360   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:16:40   55=F802'31" N    75=F846'30" W    345.924   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:17:00   55=F833'38" N    73=F801'42" W    379.889   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:17:20   56=F800'29" N    70=F814'29" W    416.199   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:17:40   56=F823'00" N    67=F825'31" W    454.794   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:18:00   56=F841'11" N    64=F835'28" W    495.623   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:18:20   56=F855'04" N    61=F845'04" W    538.625   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:18:40   57=F804'43" N    58=F855'03" W    583.737   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:19:00   57=F810'13" N    56=F806'10" W    630.898   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:19:20   57=F811'42" N    53=F819'06" W    680.045   =20
1996 Oct 31  12:19:40   57=F809'19" N    50=F834'32" W    731.115   =20

Nov.03 Europe:
1996 Nov 03  04:44:20   46=F829'35" N     9=F837'14" E    144.531 ECL
1996 Nov 03  04:44:40   47=F835'21" N    11=F838'42" E    152.369 ECL
1996 Nov 03  04:45:00   48=F838'31" N    13=F845'05" E    162.941   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:45:20   49=F838'52" N    15=F856'25" E    176.224   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:45:40   50=F836'10" N    18=F812'43" E    192.196   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:46:00   51=F830'12" N    20=F833'54" E    210.826   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:46:20   52=F820'48" N    22=F859'52" E    232.080   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:46:40   53=F807'45" N    25=F830'24" E    255.921   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:47:00   53=F850'52" N    28=F805'14" E    282.308   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:47:20   54=F830'00" N    30=F844'01" E    311.196   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:47:40   55=F805'02" N    33=F826'19" E    342.536   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:48:00   55=F835'51" N    36=F811'35" E    376.278   =20
1996 Nov 03  04:48:20   56=F802'22" N    38=F859'16" E    412.369   =20

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