n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Observing the STEREO mission launch : observer's page




Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 65 nos 11 & 12 190 observer's page Observing the STEREO mission launch Greg Roberts Introduction (Editor) MNASSA readers by now will recognise unique satellite observations to be synonymous with the name Greg Roberts. With his "artificial comet" observation still fresh in our minds (see MNASSA 65, 7&8, 99), Greg seems to have secured the only optical observations of the recent STEREO launch during the critical part of its orbit when no coverage from professional tracking stations was possible. His observations, taken in difficult conditions, were well received by JPL and found crucial in the ..


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