Re: Starlink visibility for NYC?

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:54:30 -0700
Concur using Skymap.  Under Venus (~ 5 degrees) around 645 PM EST based
upon a 15 Feb
2020 launch.  16 Feb launch time of 1025 AM EST moves the pass up 21 minutes.


> Assuming that the next round of Starlink satellites are successfully
> launched
> on Saturday at 15:46 UT and using the preliminary TLE for this mission, I
> have
> deduced that a pretty good pass of the satellite train over NYC will take
> place 
> on Saturday evening beginning at roughly 6:41 p.m. EST. 
>
> The "train" will pass from WSW to SSW and will reach a maximum altitude
> of about 25-30 degrees above the SW horizon. . . from below Venus . . .
> through Cetus . . . and then down through Eridanus.
>
> Coming just over an hour after sunset, the entire pass should be 
> visible . . . with no entry into Earth's shadow.
>
> Could anyone confirm for me if this is all reasonably accurate?
> Many thanks!
> -- joe rao
>
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