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    Re: SpaceX Starlink launch: photo celestial
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2020 Jan 9, 14:35 -0800

    Frank you wrote: Make sense? David? Is this consistent with your analysis (more or less)?

    Frank
    I was with you on Castor and Pollux, Procyon. Polaris, and the Plough.  Thank you for not pointing out that the 6th star is a binary star system of which Alcor is the dimmest.  That would have made me Mizarable.  I realised Regulus mut have been down there somewhere below C&P, but I’ve never been able to spot it, were surrounded by trees and houses here, so I ignored it.  I go along with your analysis of the photo spot.  I’d persuaded myself he must have pulled in along the Parkway about 1.5km SSE of your chosen spot.  The place I picked was the only place along there with bushes, but I wasn’t happy, Polaris wasn’t north anymore.  What threw me was all the light.  Everywhere looked like a small town, but then again, I suppose a US rocket launch complex is like a small town.  That’s why they’re called complexes.  If the bright orange area is Pad 41, what’s the tower/rocket, which is also reflected in the water,just to the left of the Pad 40 Launch Point, which from my position on the Parkway I took to be Pad 41.  DaveP

       
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