Re: Satellite Magnitude and Phase Angle

From: Vitaly Mechinsky (
Date: Fri Apr 13 2012 - 02:08:10 UTC

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    >Months ago, while reading old posts, I found a formula expressing satellite magnitude as a function of standard magnitude >and phase angle.
    >Cannot find it now in the huge archive. Help and thanks!
    See McCant formula:
    where "m0" -- standard magnitude, "m_r" -- magnitude at a moment, "r"
    -- distance to satellite, "psi" -- phase angle.
    Also you can use another formula:
    where "psi_0" = 90 deg., "r0" = 1000 km.
    These formulas absolutely identical.
    Best regards,
    Vitaly (Minsk, Belarus).
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