CALIPSO Laser Observation

From: Gregg Hendry via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:20:42 -0700
I went out the other night to try and catch a glimpse of laser pulses from
CALIPSO.  Conditions were good and more than 15 spots were seen and
photographed racing across more than 35 degrees of the sky. The laser
seemed to be just as bright as it was 6 years ago.   The camera was
positioned 1910 meters east of the predicted satellite ground track.
Applying some rusty geometry to the photograph calculates the LIDAR ground
track passing 2000 meters east of the satellite track.   Now on to CATS.

Photos posted as "CALIPSO Pass, 2015-01-28" at:
picasaweb.google.com/Gregg.Hendry.

Gregg
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