Re: how do we call 'minimum'?

From: JAY RESPLER (JRespler@superlink.net)
Date: Wed Aug 11 2010 - 19:58:23 UTC

  • Next message: Ralf Vandebergh: "Re: how do we call 'minimum'?"

    > One question to the group. Cernerning a flashing satellite;
    > Is there a special name used for the minimum in the pass?
    > Maximum=flash and minimum= ?
    > 
    > or is it just called minimum? 
    > Ralf
    
    A flash is a quick, sharp rise in brightness. 'Minimum' is just the 
    normal state, so a satellite is usually at normal brightness with an 
    occasional flash.
    A rotating object with a sine curve change in brightness would have 
    maximum and minimum.
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    Jay Respler
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