Re: Re: Juno Flyby - Online Tracking

Date: Tue Oct 08 2013 - 15:08:34 UTC

  • Next message: Chris Peat: "RE: Juno Flyby - Online Tracking"

    Hi Greg,
    I've added a rough estimation of the magnitude using a Std Mag of 7.8,
    which corresponds to about 8 for your location at shadow entry.
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    >Ogg: Re: Juno Flyby - Online Tracking
    >JPL havent been able to give an accurate estimate 
    >of magnitude - originally it was expected to be around 
    >mag +7.5 at max.  Then the orientation of the spacecraft and
    >hence the three large solar panels changed and JPL
    >expected the magnitude to drop to about +8.5 when 
    >it entered shadow south of Cape Town. The local
    >observatory was planning to do a webcast but it seems
    >this has been cancelled due to US departments cut-backs
    >that were involved with the webcast so all that will be
    >coming from this part of the world might be a few
    >"pretty" pictures if basically ordinary cameras can
    >record that faint. I can go that faint with no problem
    >but  I basically rate it as a "non-event" so not particularly 
    >interested or excited about it but will probably do it
    >anyway :-))
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