Re: Mir blink out

Date: Sun Aug 27 2000 - 23:23:23 PDT

  • Next message: Alan Pickup: "Decay watch: 2000 Aug 28"

    I can't say for certain what, but it seems very likely that something got 
    between the camera and the satellite (a power line, or branch, or bird, 
    etc.). The slight difference in angle, between the camera and your naked eye 
    observation could account for the camera seeing the interruption and not your 
    In a message dated 8/27/00 2:26:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
    > I've tried to record the pass of mir over my house at about 5:25 with a
    >  video camera, everything went well, mir appeared at the correct time.
    >  While i was recording mir suddenly blinked fast once and disappeared
    >  from the cam's screen but it was still visible to the eye.
    >  Is this normal and will always happen on cam?
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