Re: Tracking SpaceX Starlink-2 launch

From: satrack--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 16:36:37 +0100 (CET)
I've added the link to simulate and compare the video viewing with the tracker:

https://tinyurl.com/ydzkwohh

Simone

> Il 7 gennaio 2020 alle 15.56 satrack--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> ha scritto:
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> 
> Hi all,
> 
> a SatFlare user has just reported a video of the train:
> 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBbzAFXoloQ&feature=youtu.be
> 
> Simone
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> > Il 6 gennaio 2020 alle 22.01 satrack--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> ha scritto:
> > 
> > 
> > I agree with your results. I've generated links to simulate those viewing opportunities:
> > 
> > Little Rock:
> > http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=StarLinkLaunch&lat=34.6&lon=-92.3&jd=2458855.99410
> > 
> > Houston TX:
> > http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=StarLinkLaunch&lat=29.7&lon=-95.4&jd=2458855.99410
> > 
> > Dallas TX:
> > http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=StarLinkLaunch&lat=32.77&lon=-96.8&jd=2458855.99410
> > 
> > New Orleans:
> > http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=StarLinkLaunch&lat=29.9&lon=-90&jd=2458855.99410
> > 
> > Oklahoma City:
> > http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=StarLinkLaunch&lat=35.5&lon=-97.5&jd=2458855.99410
> > 
> > San Antonio TX:
> > http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=StarLinkLaunch&lat=29.4&lon=-98.5&jd=2458855.99410
> > 
> > Simone
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> > > Il 6 gennaio 2020 alle 18.03 ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> ha scritto:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Thanks for adding the elset.
> > > 
> > > I ran Skymap for several places in the south central USA
> > > (7 January 2020).  Run your own predictions to verify local
> > > viewing opportunities.  Allow several minutes time tolerance.
> > > 
> > > STARLINK-2 SINGLE SAT (TS Kelso)
> > > 
> > > 1 72001C 20001B 20007.13926618 .00967871 00000-0 22177-2 0 00000
> > > 2 72001 053.0046 037.8712 0009525 327.1024 294.0471 15.96209869000011
> > > 
> > > 1) For Colorado Springs, CO, there is a poor pass at 451 AM MST on 7
> > > January. Given that, I checked Little Rock, AR and there is an adequate
> > > pass at 5:51:30 (Hour:Minute:Second) AM CST. Azimuth 193 degrees,
> > > elevation 24 degrees. They are coming out of shadow and moving eastward
> > > (left as you face south as they drop towards the horizon). If they are
> > > bright, it may be an awesome sight having 60 bright objects showing up
> > > coming out of Earth's shadow.
> > > 
> > > 2) For Houston TX it is much better. The satellites exit shadow around
> > > 5:51:30 AM CST to the left of the bright star Arcturus as you face east.
> > > Around azimuth 83 degrees and elevation 63 degrees. They drop towards the
> > > horizon (right as you face east) and pass by Mars around 5:52:55 AM.
> > > Azimuth around 129 degrees, elevation 20 degrees.
> > > 
> > > 3) Dallas TX area. Exits shadow around 5:51:30 AM CST at azimuth 138
> > > degrees, elevation 30 degrees and moves almost straight down.
> > > 
> > > 4) New Orleans. Looking nice here. Exits Earth's shadow around 5:51:40 CST
> > > at an azimuth of 261 degrees (almost west) and elevation of 40 degrees.
> > > That is about ten degrees to the lower right of the bright star Regulus in
> > > the constellation Leo. Look due south at about 31 degrees elevation around
> > > 5:52:45 AM.
> > > 
> > > 5) Birmingham, AL. Too low.
> > > 
> > > 6) Oklahoma City. Shadow exit 5:51:40 CST. Azimuth 148 degrees, elevation
> > > 17 degrees. Moving down and slightly left (north). I would get up for it.
> > > 
> > > 7) San Antonio TX. Look at azimuth 88 degrees (~due east) at 5:51:40 AM
> > > CST, elevation 28 degrees as it exits the shadow. It moves down and to the
> > > right towards the southeastern horizon.
> > > 
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