Re: Remote sighting of HST

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Fri Mar 07 2003 - 04:54:28 EST

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    I thought this was clear from my posting- perhaps not so!-  that the object
    was observed on the camera picture on the website at the time and location
    specified (coordinates were stated), - that is why the header says remote,
    and I also stated my own location for information purposes.
    I did not post my own coordinates as they were not relevant to the
    observation.  Any visual observations I make directly from my own location
    will of course include that information.
    Though it has been  pointed out to me that the sightings should be confirmed
    I considered that there was a sufficiently high enough degree of probability
    to report the sighting as it corresponded exactly to predictions (using
    Heavens Above) and no other moving objects were predicted which were likely
    to be sighted with sufficient magnitude at that position and time.
    I thought it might be of interest that such an observation can be made using
    web cameras from distant locations,  and I wonder whether there might be
    others on other websites with such potential- though in many cases no doubt
    cameras will be in locations where there is too much artificial light or
    where they are not active at night.
    Robert Holdsworth
    New Zealand.
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