Saturday, February 18, 2006

SuitSat1 passing by the Clock - Horologium

First good sunlit night pass since SuitSat was released. However it was fainter than predicted. Still the thought of being able to spot a tumbling Space Suit at ~ 360Km away is marvellous.
SkyMap plot of SuitSat
( see whether you can match this to the image above - diff scale)

6 comments:

Moulton said...

Fantastic photos!

See my poetic homage to SuitSat.

darkmatter said...

Hi Moulton:
Thanks.. I like your SuitSat Poem also...

rgds
ykchia

Anonymous said...

Hey so are those photos at 1X ?? If so, then it really is amazing.

darkmatter said...

Hi :
First these are PAL full frame video peak-hold stills.

Not sure it is exactly X1(= naked eye view) but when i check the monitor and look out the window - the magnification of distance objects/buildings look pretty much the same... Of course our eye have wider FOV but this ccd is very very sensitive..

rgds
ykchia

rgds
ykchia

Björn said...

>> Not sure it is exactly X1...

When you do post a skyMap screen, why not include the vertical FOV that is displayed on top, to make it easier for viewers to judge the scale (and stars)?

darkmatter said...

Hi Bjorn:

good idea - will do that next time

rgds
yK

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