Re: New ROSAT video forthcoming

From: Paul Salanitri (paul.salanitri@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Oct 21 2011 - 02:45:55 UTC

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    Hi Derek,
    
    [stvgcc3]$ ./satproc ROSAT-pgspred21-1 lalo 37.83 -122.26 21/10/2011/00:00
    1.0
          Date             Time UTC    Dist Azim    Alt       Sunalt  ?    Sat
    FIRST Fri 21 Oct 2011  1h:57m:24s  1635 315.08  0.01 Lit    -7.3 192.1 ROSAT
    20638
    HIGH  Fri 21 Oct 2011  2h:01m:04s   247  41.88 54.40 Lit    -8.0 188.0 ROSAT
    20638
    LAST  Fri 21 Oct 2011  2h:02m:58s   878 121.61  9.38 Dim    -8.4 190.7 ROSAT
    20638
    
    According to these stats (from current TLEs) it should have been at peak
    altitude 54deg at 7:01:04 your time?  Does this match?
    
    Paul Salanitri
    
    
    
    On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Derek C Breit <breit_ideas@poyntsource.com
    > wrote:
    
    > First off, Simone's flare prediction did not happen for me from az 359 to
    > losing it in the trees at about az 135.. vaguely..
    >
    >
    >
    > The reason I am sending this "advance warning" is, though I haven't double
    > checked, ROSAT seemed quite early..
    >
    >
    >
    > OK.. let's take a quick look.. Heavensat says it'll be there at 7:01:23 PM
    > Local (PDT).. It was "there" at 7:00:51 and well off track.. Assuming I was
    > on the right star and I used a team effort to say.. "Yep.. Right there.."
    >
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    > Should I try and derive a position???
    >
    >
    >
    > Derek
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