Chandra visibility

Philip Chien (
Fri, 23 Jul 1999 16:41:11 -0400 asks -

>Does anyone have a rough idea about the visibility (brightness) of the
>Chandra when it is in it's final orbit?

not very.  Chandra's roughly the same size as Hubble and similar insulation
blankets.  So it's probably got the same intrinsic magnitude.  But the
final orbit is *far* above Hubble's low altitude orbit so it's going to be
much fainter.  I suppose you could try to look at it through a telescope
while it's at perigee, but I can't see any other reasonable way to track it

Philip Chien, KC4YER
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