RE: Geostationary satellite flares at different latitudes

From: Young, Brad via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 21:46:29 +0000
Edited version in case you do not get what I sent you directly; excised the output mentioned (from highecl)

Forgot to tell you Vladislav, go to Mike McCants' page to get this software

It is DOS driven. Others will mention other packages, but due to the time factor here, you may want to just go see them first and them dig into the best prediction path before next season in autumn.

Hello Vladislav!

Welcome to seesat, you are the same age as my son and I am thrilled you are observing satellites, sounds like you are very far along.

Many others will add to this, but the short answer is that your season is occurring right now! We have been watching them flare up - do not wait much longer. Of course the moon is a problem, but after full moon it will be better. You can set your scope or binoculars to a few star patterns at about -7 deg in declination, and slowly you will notice some that stay put while the stars drift.

Many more people will answer with more details. Unfortunately H-A, which I use every day will not help much. Others will suggest other software. Meanwhile, here is a sample output for your location Saturday night. Use star charts to plot where they will be. Catch them at beginning of time before shadow or after, for instance, look for 38953 BEIDOU G6 at 8:15 p.m., then it will fade at 8:25, and return at 9:20.

Brad Young 

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