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Imaging horizontally through the atmosphere

  1. Oct 13, 2009 #1
    Can a spy satellite see a person through a vertical window, i.e., with line of sight near the horizon?
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  3. Oct 14, 2009 #2


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    Potentially yes, at an oblique angle. But the distance and the haze of the atmosphere would be greater.

    Line of sight near the horizon? I don't think so: too far and to hazy.
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