Re: Mir Marathon

Tony Beresford (starman@camtech.net.au)
Fri, 05 Sep 1997 22:49:24 +0900

At 06:37 5/09/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Assuming it's
>possible, I wonder how many passes could be seen in 24 hour period.  Twelve
>perhaps?
>
>Dave, N9LTD
Dave you wouldnt see any more than what you have done already. optimum
viewing conditions for a visual Mir marathon occur when Mir is sunlit
on all its orbit. a maximum of 6 or 7 orbits is then visible for
observers ar right latitude. If you run a prediction programme
that produces all passes above your horizon, like most
programmes meant for radio use , you will see this.
Tony Beresford