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Re: AO-40 Pictures



on 12/1/00 11:00 PM, Paul Williamson at kb5mu@AMSAT.Org wrote:

> Maybe I'm confused about where this camera is mounted. Is it not looking out
> in a direction parallel to the spin axis?

Yeah, I think it's on the edge of the satellite.  I think it's on the same
side as all the high gain antennas, etc.  So as the bird spins, it will
move.  It matters not that the direction is parallel to the spin axis, it
will still move about it and hence distort the picture!

73,

Jon
NA9D

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NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

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