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XMM-Newton's trail over Europe

XMM-Newton's trail over Europe

Date: 08 April 2000
Satellite: XMM-Newton
Depicts: Ground based image of XMM-Newton in orbit
Location: Gnosca, Switzerland
Copyright: Stefano Sposetti

This picture of XMM-Newton was taken at 04:00 UTC using a front-illuminated CCD camera through a 40 cm f/4 telescope. The exposure time was 30 seconds and the field of view is 20' x 20'. At the time, the satellite was near its perigee at a distance of 8440km. On the image it leaves a long trail, travelling from the right to the left side at an angular speed of 2.4 degrees/minute.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
19-May-2024 20:10 UT

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