posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 08:09 PM
I finally got fill time-tagged set of photos from Tomsk province
of the cloud, with recognizable 'Ursa Major' in the field of view,
so I was able to estimate its angular rate from east to west.
Looking at both missile launches announced [without exact times]
that day, and measuring distance observer-to-flight-path for both,
it's a mathematical exercise to convert angular rate to
raw normal-line-of-sight velocity, than use cosine of flight path
'tilt' to observer line-of-sight to get actual velocity. The results
show a lower-than-normal velocity for Plesetsk launch but a reasonable
in-the-ballpark velocity for the Barents Sea launch. Dang,
being a mathematician by training keeps paying off [like,
saving me from wasting time on lottery tickets].
I will report in greater detail shortly.