Re: Orbcomm satellite transiting the moon

From: Cooke, William J. \(MSFC-EV13\) (William.J.Cooke@nasa.gov)
Date: Wed Jan 24 2007 - 09:28:37 EST

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    The video was taken from Huntsville, AL, and the object ID is indeed 97084A #25112. Transit time was 11:14:11 UTC on November 17, 2006. 
    
    Regards,
    Bill Cooke
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Björn Gimle (ComHem) [mailto:b.gimle@comhem.se]
    Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:53 AM
    To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    Subject: Re: Orbcomm satellite transiting the moon
    
    
    If the satellite .avi was captured from the Houston area, it should have been 97084A #25112 ORBCOMM FM 8.
    
    It passed the Moon at 11:12:08 UTC in ESE at 17 degrees altitude and 1910 km range.
    (The SkyMap image was made for longitude -095.30, latitude +29.5378, about 20 km W of Houston centre)
    
    /Björn
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Tom Wagner"
    ...
    > http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/23jan_ltps.htm?list47652
    >
    > Of particular interest is the video of the Orbcomm communications 
    > satellite passing in front of the shaded earth-lit part of the waning 
    > crescent Moon on Nov. 17, 2006. I wonder how high the moon was above 
    > the horizon at that time of the transit?
    > ...
    
    
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