Re: CALIPSO Laser Observation

From: jmfranke--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 7:58:11 -0500
The laser appears to be as bright as before because CALIPSO is using the backup laser.

John  WA4WDL

---- Gregg Hendry via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote: 
> I went out the other night to try and catch a glimpse of laser pulses from
> CALIPSO.  Conditions were good and more than 15 spots were seen and
> photographed racing across more than 35 degrees of the sky. The laser
> seemed to be just as bright as it was 6 years ago.   The camera was
> positioned 1910 meters east of the predicted satellite ground track.
> Applying some rusty geometry to the photograph calculates the LIDAR ground
> track passing 2000 meters east of the satellite track.   Now on to CATS.
> 
> Photos posted as "CALIPSO Pass, 2015-01-28" at:
> picasaweb.google.com/Gregg.Hendry.
> 
> Gregg
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