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 Post subject: Tesla's Starman
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:36 pm 
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Amateur astronomers photograph Tesla Roadster in space

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/f ... -space.htm

Ganked from SpaceWeather.com since they don't have articles that remain on-site.

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STARMAN, 1 MILLION KILOMETERS AWAY: On Feb. 10, 2018, Enrico Pettarin of Farra dIsonzo, Italy, photographed Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster more than 1 million km from Earth "It was very faint," says Pettarin, "shining in reflected sunlight like a 17th magnitude star, but I was able to photograph it using my 0.4-meter telescope."

Launched on Feb. 6, 2018, by a Falcon Heavy Rocket at Cape Canaveral, the Roadster is traveling around the sun on an elliptical orbit that will take it beyond the orbit of Mars. Every day it is getting farther from Earth.

Other amateur astronomers around the world have also been photographing the distant electric car, piloted by a space-suited mannequin named "Starman." At the moment, Pettarin holds the distance record. But stay tuned, because records are meant to be broken!


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 Post subject: Re: Tesla's Starman
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:58 pm 
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Spaceweather does archive their pages. The archive tool, where you enter the desired date, is towards the upper-right of the home page. It generates permalinks like these...

http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=09&month=02&year=2018

http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=10&month=02&year=2018

The link on the Southgate Amateur Radio News page just goes back to the Spaceweather home, which will be different in a day or two, so that circuitous route isn't really effective.

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 Post subject: Re: Tesla's Starman
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:46 pm 
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This Website Lets You Track Elon Musk’s Sports Car Through Space

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/arti ... lcon-heavy

Avoid the spam and just click: http://www.whereisroadster.com/index.html

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