Re: ETS 6 Watch 2000

From: Bjoern Gimle (
Date: Thu Jan 27 2000 - 11:53:56 PST

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    Today, one orbit after a 'normal' ETS-6 evening pass (clouded out)
    I find that as ETS-6 is rising, it will pass within two degrees
    of the RA/Dec where I saw one-power flashes four days ago.
    I have added more and corrected observations on the charts in
    If my speculations are correct, flashes should be seen on
    these passes too. However, that point is at 3 deg.elevation for
    me, and sinks in the WSW, while also the evening passes soon happen too
    For Texas, this point may be passed at about 07:35 UT on Jan.30,
    07:24 on Feb.02, both at 8 deg. elevation.
    For Southern California, losing the early pass in twilight,
    the closest point on the following orbit may be passed at 07:30
    UT Jan.30 at 20 deg.el., and even the first one-power event at
    around 07:15 could be visible with a free horizon.
    There is also a finder chart for the flashes I 'guess' will be
    visible from California.
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