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07/03/2014 New images: Ground-based observations of Gaia manoeuvre
Following a call by Stefan Jordan and Martin Altmann (University of Heidelberg) for Earth-bound observations to improve the prediction of Gaia's brightness under different viewing conditions, astronomers from around the world have submitted images and movies showing the change of Gaia's solar aspect angle and the resulting change in brightness on 26/27 February. A collection of images is available on this Gaia Cosmos page.
04/03/2014 Gaia tilt watched from Earth
Astronomers Peter Veres and Bryce Bolin, who were following a call for Earth-bound observations to improve the prediction of Gaia's brightness under different viewing conditions, used the 2.24m telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii to capture Gaia's tilt from 0 to 45 degrees on 27 February. Read more about their movie and the Gaia tests on the ESA Gaia blog.
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