Re: Rosetta-Swingby next tuesday

From: GlocalNet (bg_26934@glocalnet.net)
Date: Sat Nov 10 2007 - 16:42:46 UTC

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    Thanks, Rainer,
    
    according to the MPEC ephemeris, giving mag. 16.0 at 1 million km,
    the standard magnitude should be near +1.0 !
    
    Using JPL geocentric ephemeris, I created a SkyMap .trj file
    Set main menu option F5  Plot mode: Rocket Trajectory
    F3/F1  Map date: 2007/11/13 F2  Map time: 19:00:00 F4  Date/time type: UTC
    F7/F6 Rocket standard magnitude:  1.0
    and F7/F1 to the file containing the data at the end of this message
    (+ of course your site coordinates on F2)
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    ...>
    > As you may know, ESA's comet probe Rosetta will make an earth flyby next 
    > tuesday.
    > http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMC20VOM8F_index_0.html
    >
    > Here is a document with some images that illustrate the geometry.
    > http://www.alberts-welt.de/rosesb2.pdf
    >
    > Rosetta is already know brighter than 18 m and is therefore in reach of 
    > CCD equipped amateur telescopes and was already  mistaken for an astroid. 
    > ;)
    > http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/mpec/K07/K07V70.html
    >
    ...
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