Re: HST brightening

tommy duvall (
Sun, 05 Jul 1998 17:11:55 +0000

Yes ,if the angle between the satellite ,earth and sun are correct you
can have an  increase to about magnitude -2.

Nancy Hendrickson wrote:

> Just saw a nice brightening of HST (app. 21:37 PDT).  When first
> spotted it was about a 4 magnitude, but for two seconds, it
> brightened to about a 2 magnitude, then back to 4 as it crossed
> below the moon, then into shadow.
> Nancy Hendrickson
> San Diego, CA