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Equatorial - of low/medium inclination (0 - 70 degrees or so) where the satellite will nearly always appear to travel from the western half of the sky to the eastern half. Most satellites are in such orbits; it is preferential to launch satellites in an easterly direction in order to take advantage of the Earth's rotation to assist the launch - this bonus can be used to either reduce the fuel requirement or increase the payload capacity of the launch vehicle (or both).
The autokinetic effect (also referred to as autokinesis) is a phenomenon of human visual perception in which a stationary, small point of light in an otherwise dark or featureless environment appears to move. It was first recorded by a Russian officer keeping watch who observed illusory movement of a star near the horizon.
I keep a 'useful thread' folder
Originally posted by SaturnFX
... Watch the path it flys in...things in space = always a straight path (keep in mind a slight curve of the earth though)...if something makes a 90 degree turn, then its something interesting.