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8 January 2022 at 8:39 am #585095
As you say maybe the sun / telescope / observer angle doesn’t have to change much for a big variation in brightness given how shiny it is.
It will be an interesting project to see if glints are predictable. I previously did some work predicting glints from classified satellites with some success. The calculation is basically a whole load of co-ordinate transforms.