Re: ETS-6, was Superbird for Australia?

From: Bjorn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Thu Feb 12 2004 - 07:08:27 EST

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    There is no known ETS-6 reflection for Australia (Ron Welch, Canberra?) - the tracks are no closer than 20/25 degrees from flash cones.
    
    For Tokyo, the flashes occur at RA 14:20 Dec -15 to 16:20 -12
    and 03:30 -15 to 05:50 -19 over a three day interval.
    
    For Singapore, there is no intersection either, but the track
    runs 3-5 degrees off the cone from RA 8 to 12, dec -18,
    so faint flashes should be possible. 
    
    I have not checked if ETS-6 really passes these sky sections
    while they are above horizon.
    
    Superbird in a later mail.
    
    Den 12 Feb 2004 skrev Ed Cannon:
    
    > Thursday, Feb. 12
    > 
    > Hi Björn and Rob,
    > 
    > I found that Superbird A is well-placed for Australia 
    > right now and wonder if it might be flashing there. 
    > Ron Welch and perhaps other Aussies and New Zealanders
    > (even Singapore and Thailand and Japan) might be 
    > interested if it is.  Here are Ron's two addresses, in
    > case you might send him a message:
    > 
    > <satvis_canb@yahoo.com.au>, <mra@cyberone.com.au>
    > 
    > Maybe they can see ETS 6 also over there in the Far East?
    > 
    > Our seven-day forecasts here are not looking very 
    > promising at all (maybe partly cloudy on the weekend?), 
    > and I have been really hoping to see comet 2002 T7 with 
    > my (admittedly small) binoculars if at all possible.
    > 
    > Thank you very much, and clear, dark nights --
    > 
    > Ed C.
    > 
    
    
    
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