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    Re: SpaceX Starlink launch: photo celestial
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2020 Jan 8, 14:34 -0800

    I’m not sure on how wide angle the camera is but, I believe I can see Castor and Pollux just above the sickle of the cloud? And Dube and Merak to the left above the Kennedy Space Centre.  I believe the photographer was a few metres NW of the NW end of the bridge on Nasa Parkway E over the Banana River.  The ‘What star is this’ looks a bit far away from the pointers and a bit too bright to be Polaris, so maybe it’s Alpheratz.  Similarly, top right would be Procyon.  Alternatively, if a narrower lens was used top right could be Castor and Pollux.  My main worry is, without a fairly wide angle lens, the ground light pollution doesn’t fit in.  To make my launch site bearing fit, the lens stop had to be opened after launch.  There again, I could be completely wrong (it wouldn't be the first time) DaveP 

    P.S. For all you U S Power Squadron guys, aren't we just port of transit with the towers on Complexes 40 and 41?   



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