Re: Starlink estimated elsets (Re: Upcoming Florida launch track)

From: Chris Lewicki via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:56:03 -0800
Thanks for sharing Marco.

In Seattle, I might get a glancing pass shortly after launch but probably way too low to be useful.

Decent passes (>30°) in Seattle wouldn’t begin until ~Nov 24.

I’d be happy to help process astrometry+IODs for anyone that takes still/time-stamped video, and turn around improved TLEs as quickly as data allows.  

While I’ve seen you mention AstroRecord (free), I happen to have PixInsight (paid), which I use with my amateur astronomy imaging pursuits, and its plate solve makes it easy to solve, distortion-correct, and then extract calibrated RA/DEC coordinates from the cursor/cross-hair.   Will look at some potential scripting which allows capture, assisted-centroiding on sources… vmags would be nice to get too.  

The following URL has a screenshot example from some stvid-recorded sat-trails last evening: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ec1coxksdcphmpr/pixinsight-astrometry.png?dl=0 <https://www.dropbox.com/s/ec1coxksdcphmpr/pixinsight-astrometry.png?dl=0>


-Chris
_at_interplanetary


> On Nov 6, 2019, at 5:53 AM, Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org <mailto:seesat-l_at_satobs.org>> wrote:
> 
> Western Europe, specifically the southern parts, will have some twilight
> sigthing opportunities on the 2nd revolution after launch. The US east- and
> westcoast 9 resp 12 hours after launch.
> 

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