- Nov 11, 2019
CAN ANYONE ANSWER THESE TWO QUESTIONS:NASA combined 10 years of solar observations into a single, gorgeous time-lapse video.
Incredible time-lapse video shows 10 years of the sun's history in 6 minutes : Read more
Possibly the solid state gyros (and backups) are performing self tests and recalibration routines during those times, allowing aim to drift... and when they finish, the aim snaps back to where it's supposed to be?CAN ANYONE ANSWER THESE TWO QUESTIONS:
1. WHY ARE THERE, EVERY THREE MINUTES OR SO - THAT IS, EVERY 180 DAYS - A SERIES OF FRACTION-OF-A-SECOND (= ONE HOUR) BLACKOUTS? THE FIRST AND LAST OF THESE ALWAYS APPEARS TO BE A PARTIAL ECIPSE. WOULD THIS BE VENUS (225 DAY REVOLUTION)? THE DURATION OF THESE SEQUENCES (ECLIPSES?) ARE ABOUT 16-18 SECONDS (16-18 DAYS).
2. WHAT HAPPENS EVERY NOW AND THEN - MAYBE 2 OR THREE TIMES IN BETWEEN THESE "ECLIPSES" WHEN THE VIEW GOES WILDLY OFF-TARGET FROM THE SUN FOR ABOUT THE EQUIVALENT OF 3-4 HOURS, THEN REGAINS PERFECT FOCUS AGAIN? IS THIS DO TO A SOLAR POR MAGNETIC PULSE OF SOME KIND?