Re: Remote sighting of HST

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Fri Mar 07 2003 - 13:26:15 EST

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    It occurs to me that the reason for the cautious approach to the possibility
    of the sighting may be related to the timestamp- unfortunately the time
    stamps are not set with scientific accuracy.  I wish they were but to give
    you an idea of the problem with that one of the other cams has been around
    45 minutes fast for months- possibly since its installation- and nothing has
    been done to correct it.
    Robert Holdsworth
    New Zealand
    > I thought this was clear from my posting- perhaps not so!-  that the
    > 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
    > I considered that there was a sufficiently high enough degree of
    > to report the sighting as it corresponded exactly to predictions (using
    > Heavens Above) and no other moving objects were predicted which were
    > 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
    > web cameras from distant locations,  and I wonder whether there might be
    > others on other websites with such potential- though in many cases no
    > cameras will be in locations where there is too much artificial light or
    > where they are not active at night.
    > Robert Holdsworth
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand.
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