RE: Ephemerides for Falcon Heavy hardware?

From: Derek C Breit via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 14:18:17 -0800
*THIS* gives me a great pass.. I'll help if you'll help!

i.e. I will break out the camera tripod /50mm lense (5 x 7 deg FOV to mag 7).. so please.. MORE INFO!!

First up, what magnitude should I be aiming for - I have different cameras..

And second, should I just use all of Cees search set, or should I expect a set of "new ones" in the next hour or two.. 

And anything else y'all want to tell me..

Derek

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From: Seesat-l [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+breit_ideas=poyntsource.com_at_satobs.org] On Behalf Of Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l
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To: C. Bassa; Bill Gray
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Subject: Re: Ephemerides for Falcon Heavy hardware?


Elon Musk just tweeted that the apogee of the 5 hr coasting orbit is 7000 km.

That results in this approximate orbit estimate:

FALCON HEAVY/TESLA
1 70001U 18999A   18037.88462963  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    02
2 70001 023.4430 292.2542 3405885 179.5344 359.9637 08.70868492    02

If we take the 5 hr he quotes in his tweet, insertion into heliocentric orbit
would be near 2:15 UT after about 0.75 revolutions.

- Marco


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