Re: satellite

Message posted by lone wolf on July 09, 2006 at 0:03:24 PST:

This website will let you know when satellitles are going to fly overhead. It helps to have a radio on WWV or what is commonly called an "atomic clock" to get accurate time since the bird is not visible very long. The high orbit satellites move in a very smooth arc, so they don't look like planes. I don't know if equatorial satellites can be seen with the naked eye.

For Heavens-above, the lower the number, the brighter the object.

The low earth satellites can be seen during the day, but only as a flash. The Iridium satellite network is famous for this. You can google "iridium flash" for more info.

Attached link: remember, .com and not .org

In Reply to: Re: satellite posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on July 08, 2006 at 23:40:44 PST:


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