Re: Geostationary satellite flares at different latitudes

From: Young, Brad via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:23:53 +0000

Not to worry! I chose Saturday night for convenience, the season will last a few weeks. Then, there will be a few satellites south of the main belt that light up for a few weeks after that. I did not include them for space. They are fewer and less certain to flareup, but if you do get any break in the weather be sure and let us know and we can help you try to find some.

Generally, The ones in the main Geo belt will stay at the same declination and just appear to move about four minutes in right ascension every night. They will approximately go into shadow every night, although the entry time will get later and the exit time get earlier until there's no shadow passes at all. But they will still light up a bit for a few more days as they're still positioned nearly in your line of sight.

If you don't get a chance to review and use all the software Bjorn and I mentioned, just let me know, and if I can I'll try to generate some predictions for you. I have a file set up with your coordinates, so, if you'd like me to send it to you to use with Mike McCants Highecl program.

It doesn't look like my direct email got to you, so if you didn't get that output for Saturday night let me know.

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