Re: Small parade of three geosynchs

From: Bjoern Gimle (
Date: Sat Sep 30 2000 - 16:22:43 PDT

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    > Non-satellite obs. -- Later in the evening while looking for
    > Gorizont 13, I saw a +7.0 star not on the +7.5 charts (1950) that I
    > have.  It was near iota Capricorni.  There's an online site with
    > charts with stars to +10 (and deep-sky objects to +12.9!), but I
    > don't see it there either, so maybe it was an asteroid, at about
    > 21:19, -16.5 (2000).  I never dreamed, using handheld 10x50
    > binoculars, I'd need star charts to such faint magnitudes!!  That
    take a look at the URL to the jpg on my home page (SkyMap screen shot of the
    "black hole") in
    Since the Earth moves 15 deg of longitude east/hour, and the sats are about
    6 E.R away, the shadow moves about 2.5 deg.W in R.A./hour.
    Also with SkyMap you don't have to go online to find stars down to about +10
    (and fainter), and you would also see planets and minor planets.
    (Uranus and star chart attached to Ed's copy)
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