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|Title:||ON THE ADVANTAGES OF PHOTOMETRIC OBSERVATIONS OF THE GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITES AT SMALL PHASE ANGLES|
|Authors:||Sukhov, P. P.|
Karpenko, G. F.
Sukhov, K. P.
Epishev, V. P.
Motrunych, I. I.
Dubovsky, P. A.
|Citation:||Odessa Astronomical Publications|
the Earth's shadow
|Series/Report no.:||;V. 27, I. 1, P. 149-153.|
|Abstract:||As a rule, to determine photometric and dynamic characteristics of geostationary satellites required for their identification, long-lasting (from a half of the year to one year) photometric observations are needed at GSS different positions relative to the observer. The authors suggest conducting photometric measurements of GSS when they enter and exit the Earth's shadow near equinoxes. On these dates the GSS brightness increases by several magnitudes, so the use of telescopes with a mirror diameter of 50-70 cm can be effective. For shorter periods it is possible to get more information about the reflective properties of the object than during long-term observations at large phase angles. Several examples of photometric and dynamic characteristics of several GSS obtained near equinoxes are presented here.|
|Description:||Odessa Astronomical publications / Одесская астроном. обсерватория . – Одесса : Астропринт, 2014 . – Vol.27, I. 2.|
|Appears in Collections:||Odessa Astronomical Publications|
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