Re: Satellite Occultations of the Sun

From: Marek Kozubal (
Date: Sat Mar 31 2001 - 10:00:43 PST

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    On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Tony Beresford wrote:
    > 1. They dont take long to happen , less than a second.
    yeah, they are *very* quick...I've seen 2 by eye, both the shuttle passing
    in front of the sun in white light...if you blink, you miss it. YOu also
    need accurate location and you have to know which part of the disk its
    going to cross or you could miss it.
    > 2. You need a large satellite. I would choose ISS as best
    >    current target. Or check out the size.
    larger and low is the best combination (though lower move faster) To see a
    picture of this, April 2000 Sky & Telescope Page 124.
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