[amsat-bb] Re: Sunny Side Up
ve9qrp at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 05:21:08 PDT 2008
SatPC32 says "Sat in Sun" and "Eclipse".
I'd written earlier, though, that it would be great if the
pass-prediction component of tracking software could be configured to
take illumination into account for those satellites that work on solar
panels only. We don't really need to know when DO-64, for example, is
rising if it is also in eclipse, and for software that automatically
switches from bird to bird, it can mean that one loses part of a pass
of another satellite waiting for the one that is in eclipse.
Similarly, when planning operations by means of the kind of charts
that HRD produces, it would be great to see blocks only for when AO-7
is in the sun, not for its entire pass.
On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 8:42 AM, Jeff Yanko <wb3jfs at cox.net> wrote:
> OK!. If you want a nice technical term, try "Helios photospheric
> illumination." :)
> It's kind of like going to the restaurant and telling the waiter you'd like
> some Dihydrogen Oxide to drink...Water in other words. :)
> Jeff WB3JFS
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> From: "Simon (HB9DRV)" <simon at hb9drv.ch>
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Sunny Side Up
>> 'In sunlight' - that's it.
>> Simon Brown, HB9DRV
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jeff Yanko" <wb3jfs at cox.net>
>>> Good point. If it's in the Sun, it has vaporized! The best
>>> terminology(s) would be "in sunlight" or "sunlight illuminated". Another
>>> one could be "sunlight reflection".
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