Re: SAT TRACK PHOTO

Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 20:34:56 -0500

Jay Respler said,

> Sky & Telescope, 10/99, p142, photo of Orion Nebula.
> Has 6 satellites crossing directly over the nebula. 4 are parallel.
> 2 are parallel crossing the others at a right angle.
> Unusual picture.  Who wants to identify them all?

Don't have the picture yet.  Is there a time, date, observing place given?

OTOH,  the challenge might be made greater if there weren't such information
available, or at least only very approximately.  I.e., "Is there a place and
time on Earth within the last year that would have produced this picture of
the Orion Nebula?  If so, where, when, and what were the satellites?  What
are the important ambiguities,  such as exposure time, and how might they be
resolved?"