Re: Hubble Bubble

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Thu Mar 09 2000 - 12:26:11 PST

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    > The magnitude depends partly on its distance to you and the
    > sun-satellite-observer angle (i.e. how much of the satellite is 
    > being
    > illuminated from your view point). Since Hubble is at a 28 degree
    > inclination, the further north or south from the equator you are the 
    > more
    > atmosphere you will be looking through when (if) you see it. If you 
    > are too
    > far north or south on the earth (above or below 38 degrees N or S 
    Not precisely.  In December of 1999, I sighted the Space Shuttle/HST
    complex, at about 17 degrees altitude, and I live at 39.75 degrees north
    of the equator.
    Jonathan T. Wojack                                    
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