Re:Photo of a Geosync

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Oct 09 2008 - 06:44:15 UTC

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    Morning all
    
    (Using the data supplied by George Roberts for the 
    picture taken by Oscar A.Rodriguez .)
    
    The area is in the Clarke belt and there are several 
    possibilities:
    
     (1) The ASTRA grouping of 5 satellites at RA 02h 24m Dec -05deg 50'
     (2) SICRAL 1 at RA 02h12m Dec -06deg 33'
     (3) HOTBIRD 1 at RA 02h22m Dec -07 deg 47'
     (4) EUTELSAT W2 at RA 02h10m  Dec -05deg45'
    
    Not all the ASTRA satellites are of equal brightness and judging by the field
    covered by the photograph it probably would not be possible to isloate which
    is which but I would put my money first on a satellite in this grouping or
    failing that EUTELSAT W2 which is a little far from the position given.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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