Re: ESTIMATE MAGNITUDE?

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Sun Sep 30 2001 - 01:55:25 EDT

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    Hi Kevin and list,
    
    Magnitudes from rocket fuel burns are hard to estimate. Solid fuels produce more
    visible particles than liquid ones. The OAM stage uses hydrazine, so it is in
    the hard to see category. It depends on the sun-rocket-observer angle, the power
    of the rocket, the altitude and range. Shuttle engines are easy to see but this
    OAM is so much smaller. I'm sure it must be a binocular object.
    
    Dan
    
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    Drummondville, Quebec
    
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