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First images from GOES 16 Satellite (1 Viewer)


WesL

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Wow talk about starting with a bang. Some great shots!
 

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Take not how the Moon is not distorted from the slow scanning time as it used to be. Well, maybe they just simply corrected in processing. I remember myself once testing my Python skills by writing a script to deslant the Moon in one of the satellite images.
 

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Here is an article on how a previous satellite was calibrated using the Moon

http://gizmodo.com/how-nasa-uses-the-full-moon-to-calibrate-its-earth-gazi-1604408119

This Google search that led me to the above article probably has more detailed information, I just haven't had time to look into it.
From the article

"The timing is set for just after the moon is completely full. Then, as Landsat 8 passes over Antarctica and heads north in Earth's shadow, the spacecraft maneuvers to the precise location to start the first scan across the lunar surface."

That just seems like a lot of fuel being used to calibrate... hmm now I'm really interested lol.
 

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