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RUDAK experiment command station Jim White WD0E successfully operated SCOPE A (narrow angle) and B (wide angle) digital color cameras onboard AMSAT-OSCAR-40 spacecraft in orbit and took full resolution images of the earth mostly illuminated. Enjoy Santa's view of our beautiful mother earth.
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|In this picure, the most of N and S America is illuminated except northern Canada and Alaska. The shadow is in the upper right quadrant and just over the top of the earth. /WD0E Jim|
|I took a second picture with the B camera, this time with an exposure of .125 seconds. This was at about MA 105 and an altitude of about 57.6 k km. /WD0E Jim|
|At 2259 I took a pic with the A camera. Exposure was .125 seconds, range about 58.7k km and MA 125. This was the optimum time during this orbit to get the earth in the frame of the narrow camera. /WD0E Jim|
AO-40 1 26609U 00072B 01342.40370237 -.00000048 00000-0 10000-3 0 1807 2 26609 6.6079 139.7874 7951867 358.2314 359.9262 1.25597182 5091images processed by JA6XKQ