Re: slowly moving satellite

From: Tony Beresford (aberesford@iprimus.com.au)
Date: Sun Oct 13 2002 - 22:17:54 EDT

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    At 04:48 14/10/02, Tom  Wagner wrote:
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    >Date: October 12, 2002
    >Time zone: USA Central Daylight Time, GMT -6
    
    Tom, CDT is GMT-5, not GMT-6. US CST is GMT -6, and you havent switched off
    daylight saving yet!
    
    >I assume, judging by its relatively slow angular velocity the object was
    >quite distant. That being the case, would a flare tend to last longer for a
    >more distant object, all other variables being equal?
    For objects in higher orbit say 2000Km , the angle Sun-satellite-observers
    is changing slower, both because of the slower speed of the satellite and the
    larger distances involved. 
    Tony Beresford
    
    
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