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What is Earth's apparent magnitude from geosynchronous orbit?

Interesting question! tl;dr mag -22 maximum, no particular danger except UV because it's still quite a large extended source (not concentrated to a point). Easy part first: Surface brightness for ...
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Geo satellite - antenna gain contours to heat map in STK

I know of one way to (almost) do it, but it's clunky and annoying, so you may do better to just plot a hundred contour lines (the maximum allowed) and fill in the colors between them with an image ...
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