Re: Mir reentry video

From: Thomas A. Troszak (
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 08:54:37 PST

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    Virgil wrote:
    > Tom, you seem to be making an implicit assumption that CNN played the
    > Mir reentry video at the same speed that it was recorded. I would
    > guess that CNN played it fast, probably at about 6X. wrote:
    > Our impression during the CNN special was that it was played at real speed
    > but only showed the high arc, which is 20-25 seconds worth.
    I have looked at the video again (in the daytime) and I agree with James
    Oberg that it is playing at regular speed but just includes the "middle"
    of the pass and my guess is that the camera was zoomed in a bit which
    creates the apparent increase in the rate of visible travel.  Sorry if
    my misinterpretation caused confusion, I reckon we can drop the subject.
    Thanks for all the responses!
    Tom Troszak, 
    Asheville, NC, USA
    35.601 N, -82.554 W
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