Re: Magnitude estimating

Ron Lee (
Tue, 22 Oct 1996 15:42:25 -0600 (MDT)

SEnt this to just Lew before. Fortunately it was still
available for SeeSat
> (Geostationary sats would of course be more like 
>>variale stars, however!)
>>My newbie $0.02,
>>Lew Gramer
>>Medford, MA, USA
>I suspect that I could estimate geosynchs to at least 0.5 magnitude.
>My method would entail plotting path against stars using the GUIDE
>CD-ROM (with Hubble Guide Stars).   Assuming that the accuracy of the
>provided star magnitudes is at least 0.1, then 0.5 or maybe even close
>to 0.25 might be reasonable.
>Note that this would be easier than Mr Porter's method involving
>fast moving satellites.  My method would have the luxury of having a minute 
>or more to compare to any given star under more ideal comparison
>Will try this soon and report back.   
>Ron Lee
Ron Lee
104.5614 W,  38.9478 N, 2073 m,  UT-6(or 7 on standard time)