Re: JWST Observation at 500000km

From: Gianluca Masi via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2022 16:41:22 +0100
Hi All,

I had a look, too, finding JWST significantly brighter than 24h before:

https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/2022/01/01/the-james-webb-space-telescope-imaged-again-at-the-end-of-the-year-31-dec-2021/

Happy New Year
Gianluca Masi

> Il giorno 1 gen 2022, alle ore 09:42, Nick James via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> ha scritto:
> 
> ´╗┐Hi Scott,
> 
> I got some astrometry of the spacecraft and upper stage (2021-130 A and B) last night:
> 
> https://britastro.org/observations/userimg/20220101_083308_d558d7972baf.jpg
> 
> The range to the spacecraft is now 687,000 km and it has brightened considerably to mag 14.3. The upper stage is around 2 magnitudes fainter. From the NASA blog I see that the sunshield was being deployed at the time. If it keeps this up it will be around mag 16 when it gets to L2.
> 
> Nick.
> 
> 
>> On 29/12/2021 08:24, Scott Tilley via Seesat-l wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I've managed to find JWST with a 4" SCT at a distance from Earth around 500000km.  JPL Horizons hasn't updated the ephemeris since MCC1b yet but it is pretty close to predicted location.
>> Short animation here:
>> https://twitter.com/coastal8049/status/1476095156747046912
>> COD ScT
>> OBS S. Tilley
>> COM Long. 123.6685 0 0 W, Lat. 49.4348 0 0 N, Alt. 40m, unknown
>> JWST1 C2021 12 29.29245602 06 05 15.7 -00 19 27.6  ScT
>> Regards,
>> Scott Tilley
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