Re: Starshine update

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 08:50:24 EST

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    Yes EGP is still rotating. The last time I saw it was Dec 7.
    I wouldn't even try to measure its flash period, it flashes so much!
    If anyone has never seen it, take a look at it, it great.
    1 16908U 86061A   01365.65560228 -.00000083  00000-0  10000-3 0  6481
    2 16908  50.0155 255.8990 0010878 121.2237 238.9702 12.44439786368356
    It will be up there for a vary long time.
    Ed wrote
    Is EGP/Ajisai still rotating due to its high orbit?  Its
    diameter is 2.14 meters; mass is 685 kg.  Its apparently
    rapid rotation and the brightness of its flashes from
    such a high orbit make me wonder if quite a bit faster
    rotation would be better for Starshines.
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