Re: A Flat-Panel Brightness Model for the Starlink Satellites and Measurement of their Absolute Visual Magnitude

From: Anthony Mallama via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 15:32:04 -0400
I discuss flaring of Starlink satellites on page 11. However, the numerical
model applies to diffuse reflection from the downward facing flat panel.

There is a condition which is somewhat like the opposite of flaring though.
The model predicts that Starlink satellites can be invisible as seen from
certain perspectives even though they are sunlit and above the horizon.
That condition is described on pages 9 and 10.

Tony
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