Re: Standard magnitude for Chinese Space Station

From: JRespler_at_superlink.net JAY RESPLER via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2022 01:54:43 -0400 (EDT)
Hi Alex.
My Quicksat.mag Intrinsic mag average of 3 observations is  0.87
Of course this will change a little as modules are added or removed.

Jay Respler
JRespler_at_superlink.net
Monroe Township, New Jersey

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alexander V. Wolf via Seesat-l" <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
> To: seesat-l_at_satobs.org
> Sent: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 7:10:51 AM
> Subject: Standard magnitude for Chinese Space Station

> Hi all!
> 
> Some time ago one of the Chinese users of Stellarium asked us about visual
> magnitude for CSS. Of course Stellarium doesn't have RCS nor std. magnitude
> values and we cannot compute the visual magnitudes. Right now CSS has a
> maximum length 37 meters and orbital period 92.2 minutes. This is
> interesting, because Mir station had a maximum length 31 meters and orbital
> period 91.8 minutes - and Mike McCants' quicksat.mag file has value -1.0
> for Mir complex. In the latest beta of Stellarium I've added an approximate
> standard magnitude for CSS as -1.1, but probably someone has the correct
> value for it? In any case, maybe someone measured the brightness of CSS?
> 
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