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Observing Schedules for the Long Baseline Observatory

2 Feb 2017, 11:49 UTC
Observing Schedules for the Long Baseline Observatory
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Question: Hello. I will be visiting Saint Croix, USVI between February 27th through March 9th and would like to know if there is a schedule for when the satellite dish moves. I would like to set up a time-lapse camera for part of a video I am making for my time on Saint Croix. Thank you for a reply. — Bill
Answer: You can find schedules for the Long Baseline Observatory, of which the USVI antenna is a member, at https://www.lbo.us/cgi-bin/schedules.cgi. Any transition between observing program on the schedule will likely trigger a movement of the antenna. Note also that the time axis on this schedule is in Universal Time, which is equal to the time in USVI plus 4 hours in February and March. You just need to subtract four hours from the time on the schedule to get the local time in the USVI.
Jeff Mangum

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