Tumbling Globalstar M023 - Flash predictions

From: satrack--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:58:59 +0200 (CEST)
Hi All,
these days I had the opportunity to observe several nice flashes from the tumbling GLOBALSTAR M023 (25621). Some of these flashes were reddish and even around magnitude -2 / -3.
I modelled the satellite's rotation and verified it with a couple of observations. If someone wants to try to catch some of
its flashes, I have exported the model into the online tracker at this link:
Just insert your coordinates into the url, or change them into the webpage with the button "Set your location" under the map.
To predict flashes, push the button "Predict Flares".
A light blue line will also appear on the Google map. It represents the closest point of the reflected ray during the satellite rotation.
I am available offline for further information, if needed.

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