Re: Chang'e spacecraft

From: Nick James via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:30:26 +0000
Scott,

Thanks. I've put the lightcurve for 2020-087A here:

http://www.nickdjames.com/spacecraft/2020087A.png

The peaks are not evenly spaced. I would have liked to follow it for 
longer but thick fog came in at the end and the bright Moon was very 
close by.

Astrometry of the upper stage (2020-087B) processed using Bill Gray's 
FindOrb shows that it intersects the Earth (i.e. re-enters) on Nov 30.67 
over the Pacific.

Nick.


On 27/11/2020 00:34, Scott Tilley via Seesat-l wrote:
> Thanks for sharing Nick.
> 
> There was some low level reports of radio signal variations over EU 
> today as well.
> 
> Regards,
> Scott Tilley
> 
> On 2020-11-26 1:40 p.m., Nick James via Seesat-l wrote:
>> The Chang'e spacecraft (2020-087A) is showing some very bright glints 
>> tonight. It is saturating my camera but they are probably 8th 
>> magnitude. I've put a timelapse here:
>>
>> http://www.nickdjames.com/spacecraft/2020087A_20201126_2050_ndj.gif
>>
>> This was obtained from Chelmsford, UK. The range is around 350,000 km 
>> at the moment.
>>
>> Astrometry of the spacecraft and booster is here:
>>
>> http://www.nickdjames.com/spacecraft/ADESReport.psv
>>
>> Nick James, BAA
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