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  • 1
    Publication Date: 2019-01-25
    Description: The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was designed to maintian a pointing stability (jitter) of 0.007 arc seconds rms throughout every observing period, which can last from a few seconds to several orbits. On-orbit measurements indicate that the hardware excitation induced by the reaction wheels. gyros, high gain antennae, science instrument mechanisms and tape recorders are well within specifications. Unexpectedly, the solar arrays because the dominant source of jitter. Every passage through an orbital terminator produces vibrations which emanate from the solar arrays due to thermal effects, which affect the relative positional stability. Broadband frequencies centered about 0.11 and 0.65 Hz were detected in the frequency content of the vehicle jitter. On-board modifications to the control law have attenuated the disturbance torques and reduced the vehicle jitter close to specification. Replacement of the solar arrays in December, 1993, should eliminate the torque distubances. Astrometric science observations are extremely susceptible to corruption from vehicle jitter. The removal of vehicle jitter from astrometric Transfer function scans of binary stars is explained in detail. A binary star separation of 16 milli-seconds of arc has been achieved, a separation resolution of 10 to 12 milli-seconds of arc appears feasible, with a binary star magnitude of 9 m(sub V). The achievement of this resolution is in part due to vehicle jitter removal. Comparison of vehicle jitter measurements from the position path of the vehicle control law, or from the guiding Fine Guidance Sensors (FGS), are shown to be equivalent to approximately 0.001 arc second.
    Keywords: SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
    Type: In: Spaceflight dynamics 1993; AAS(NASA International Symposium, 8th, Greenbelt, MD, Apr. 26-30, 1993, Parts 1 & 2 . A95-85716 (ISSN 0065-3438); p. 445-459
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    Publication Date: 2013-08-31
    Description: The occultation of AG+40 deg 0783 by 324 Bamberga on 8 December 1987 was observed at 13 sites in the United States, Japan, and China. At four sites the event was observed photoelectrically; the other observations were visual. A least-squares fit of a circular limb profile to the data gives a diameter of 227.6 + or - 1.9 km. However, this solution is inconsistent with a negative visual observation near the northern edge of the ground track. The inconsistency cannot be removed by assuming an elliptical profile. The data suggest that Bamberga, despite its low-amplitude lightcurve, may depart significantly from a spherical or ellipsoidal shape. The asteroid also appears to be at least 10 percent smaller than indicated by infrared radiometry.
    Keywords: ASTRONOMY
    Type: NAS 1.26:184785 , NASA-CR-184785
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    Publication Date: 2013-08-31
    Description: On 22 Nov. 1982, the asteroid 93 Minerva occulted AG-29 deg 398 (= SAO 76O17A), a seventh magnitude star of AO spectral type. The data were best fitted by a circular limb profile having a diameter of 170.8 + or - 1.4 km, a value that agrees well with the published radiometric diameter for this asteroid. However, evidence of significant departure from a spherical shape is found in the occultation observations and in photometric measurements of Minerva. Additional observations are required to specify difinitively the three dimensional figure of Minerva.
    Keywords: ASTRONOMY
    Type: NAS 1.26:173827 , NASA-CR-173827
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    Publication Date: 2013-08-31
    Description: The 13 November 1984 occultation of BD +08 deg 0471 was discovered during a photographic search carried out with the 0.5 meter Carnegie Double Astrograph at Lick Observatory and the Lowell Observatory PDS microdensitometer. Such a search was stimulated by the curious fact that few favorably located occultations of AGK3 or SAO catalog starts by Ceres will occur during the 1980s. The occultation on 13 November, however, is a particularly good event. The star is 1000 cubic M in V, yielding a predicted drop at occultation of about 10%. Such a drop can be detected by small telescopes equipped with photoelectric photometers, but is too small to be seen visually. The track was predicted to cross the Caribbean, Florida, southern Texas, and Mexico. Based on this prediction, preparations were made to observe the event in Mexico using four portable occultation data systems.
    Keywords: ASTROPHYSICS
    Type: NAS 1.26:176106 , NASA-CR-176106
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    Publication Date: 2013-08-31
    Description: The 7 October, 1981 occultation of SAO 187124 by 88 Thisbe was observed at twelve sites. The occultation observations, together with information about the asteroid's light curve, gives a mean diameter for Thisbe of 232 + or - 10 km. This value is 10 percent larger than the previously published radiometric diameter of Thisbe.
    Keywords: ASTRONOMY
    Type: NAS 1.26:169312 , NASA-CR-169312
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    Publication Date: 2013-08-31
    Description: The occultation of BD+8 degrees 471 by Ceres on 13 November 1984 was observed photoelectrically at 13 sites in Mexico, Florida, and the Caribbean. These observations indicate that Ceres is an oblate spheroid having an equatorial radius of 479.6 + or - 2.4 km and a polar radius of 453.4 + or - 4.5 km. The mean density of this minor planet is 2.7 gm/cubic cm + or - 5%, and its visual geometric albedo is 0.070. While the surface appears globally to be in hydrostatic equilibrium, firm evidence of real limb irregularities is seen in the data.
    Keywords: ASTRONOMY
    Type: NASA-CR-177089 , NAS 1.26:177089
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    Publication Date: 2006-02-14
    Description: Determination of the size, shape, mean density, and albedo of Ceres was made. Predictions for 133 occultations of bright stars occurring in 1986 and 1987 were completed and published, as have predictions of occultations of stars by Comet Halley. Twenty-nine mutual events involving Galilean satellites were observed at Flagstaff in 1985.
    Keywords: ASTROPHYSICS
    Type: NASA, Washington Reports of Planetary Astronomy, 1985; p 108-109
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    Publication Date: 2011-08-17
    Description: UBV photoelectric pinhole scans of Saturn's disk are reported. The data are interpreted by using elementary radiative-transfer models to describe scattering in the atmosphere above the visible haze layer. Limits are placed on the optical thickness of the region above the haze, and the results are discussed in terms of the probable structure of Saturn's upper atmosphere. It is shown that a model involving conservative Rayleigh scattering by hydrogen molecules above an opaque haze or cloud deck provides a satisfactory quantitative description of the scattering properties of Saturn's upper atmosphere.
    Keywords: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
    Type: Icarus; 37; Jan. 197
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    Publication Date: 2011-08-17
    Description: A detailed analysis is presented of photoelectric area-scanning photometry of the Uranus disk obtained during the 1976 apparition. Coarse quantitative information on the true radial intensity distribution over the Uranus disk is derived in four selected wavebands. Lack of circular symmetry in the intensity distributions indicates the presence of disk structure, especially polar brightening, in each waveband. For the 6190-A CH4 band, the distribution corresponds to a uniform disk upon which a hint of polar brightening is superimposed. For the 6400-A region, moderate limb darkening is found. It is pointed out that the coarse analytical technique used in the analysis to explore the information content of the photometric scans of Uranus has several basic limitations. Direct deconvolution of the Uranus scans is required to thoroughly investigate the two-dimensional photometric structure of its disk.
    Keywords: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
    Type: Icarus; 34; May 1978
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    Publication Date: 2011-08-16
    Description: Four eclipse reappearances of Io were observed with an area-scanning photometer during the 1973 apparition of Jupiter. The results of these observations and of the ones reported in the preceding paper are discussed in the context of recent physical models for posteclipse brightening. An evaluation of the relative merits and deficiencies of all observational techniques which have been used to search for posteclipse brightening of Io leads to the conclusion that the reality of this phenomenon remains very much in doubt.
    Keywords: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
    Type: Icarus; 23; Nov. 197
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