Re: Phobos-Grunt video

From: Satcom (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Thu Jan 05 2012 - 07:26:09 UTC

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    Stunning results Thierry , thanks for sharing them.
    
    Regards
    
    John
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Thierry Legault" <legault@club-internet.fr>
    To: "seesat-l" <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:14 PM
    Subject: Phobos-Grunt video
    
    
    > hello, and happy new year 2012, to all members of the list!
    >
    > This were a special new year's day morning for me, since I was at the
    > edge of the French Riviera Observatory to take the last passage of
    > Phobos-Grunt over France, after weeks of bad weather.
    >
    > The video with all available shooting details is on this page:
    > http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/phobos-grunt.html
    >
    > There is no sign of tumbling, and a video taken 24 hours before in
    > close conditions shows PG in a similar orientation. The unexpected
    > thing that I realized when I looked carefully at the video is that PG
    > is moving backwards, with its solar panels deployed but at the
    > opposite of the Sun. It's not surprising that it had no energy to 
    > communicate!
    >
    > regards
    >
    >
    >
    > Thierry Legault
    > www.astrophoto.fr
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