Re: daylight visual satellite 10th Oct 2005

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Mon Oct 10 2005 - 09:44:33 EDT

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    At 10:17 PM 10/10/05, steve wrote:
    >could someone tell me what star or satellite I can see during the day over
    >Somerset West, Cape Province, South Africa.
    >My pos. on my gps tells me I'm at 34 04.367 S
    >                                 018 51.638 E at an elevation of 73m above
    >sea level.
    > Because of the earths rotation it appears to move from south east to north
    >west. It appears as a reasonably bright star during the day,(although quite
    >difficult to find first off). Its altitude at 1pm (1300) south african time,
    >was 70 degrees above the horizon with an azimuth of 110 degrees (if that is
    >the correct way of saying 20 degrees south of east) . Its altitude at 2pm
    >(1400) south african time was about 85 degrees above the horizon and its
    >azimuth 80 degrees. I first noticed it about a week ago.
    Its the planet Venus Steve.
    It is very helpful in satellite/astronomical observing to quote times
    in Universal time ( GMT ), so others dont have to know when your local time
    switches to/from daylight saving.
    Tony Beresford
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