[amsat-bb] calculation of eclipse

normn3ykf at stny.rr.com normn3ykf at stny.rr.com
Thu Sep 29 16:33:07 PDT 2011

Hi all!!
How does one calculate the period and time of entry and exit of eclipse?
I'm going to be helping a friend do an Arissat presentation for her class. Due to the fact of the battery failing, this gives a 15 minute hold before the power management allows transmission. So, for any chance of receiving the bird, it has to  be in sunlight for 15 minutes (or so). 
I'd prefer a mathematical formula. Echo goes through some of the same trials.
BTW: I am an engineering student, just throw the math my way.

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