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The Grand Finale, Proximal orbits
Steve G
post Aug 15 2017, 12:39 PM
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QUOTE (wildespace @ Aug 8 2017, 02:41 AM) *
No new posts for two whole months? Where is everybody? :-o


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QUOTE (wildespace @ Aug 8 2017, 05:41 AM) *
No new posts for two whole months? Where is everybody? :-o


Yes, lots going on. But here's something to think about - a long shot, but skilled video astronomers and/or spectroscopists might give it a go,
and the bigger aperture the better

https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.05036

The Cassini spacecraft will enter Saturn's atmosphere on 15th September 2017. This event may be visible from Earth
as a 'meteor' flash, and entry dynamics simulations and results from observation of
spacecraft entries at Earth are summarized to develop expectations for astronomical observability
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Interesting. I don't suppose there's a ghost of a chance of getting HST time for this? Wouldn't require a long observation period, but of course the instrument's time is booked years in advance.


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