Re: Telstar 401 flash times?

From: Stephan Szyman (
Date: Thu Dec 01 2005 - 19:11:05 EST

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    HA solar data shows irvine CA will be in civil twilight at 4:59 PDT, with 
    sunset having occurred there at  16:42
    >Mark Hanning-Lee asked:
    > > When should I look from Orange County, California, to
    > > see Telstar 401 flashing?
    >I expect the first one-power flash here to be at about
    >0:59 UTC (6:59 PM local time) this evening.  I believe
    >that is, unfortunately, in daylight in California.  And
    >I'm not sure, but it may be that the flashes occur even
    >earlier to the west of here (i.e., the flash track moves
    >west to east).
    >Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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