First observations and magnitude measurement of Starlink's Darksat

  title={First observations and magnitude measurement of Starlink's Darksat},
  author={J. Tregloan-Reed and A. Otarola and E. Ortiz and V. Molina and J. Anais and R. Gonz'alez and J. P. Colque and E. Unda-Sanzana},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
Measure the Sloan g' magnitudes of the Starlink's STARLINK-1130 (Darksat) and 1113 LEO communication satellites and determine the effectiveness of the Darksat darkening treatment at 475.4\,nm. Two observations of the Starlink's Darksat LEO communication satellite were conducted on 2020/02/08 and 2020/03/06 using a Sloan r' and g' filter respectively. While a second satellite, STARLINK-1113 was observed on 2020/03/06 using a Sloan g' filter. The initial observation on 2020/02/08 was a test… Expand

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