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Introduction to Artificial Satellite Observing

This new publication is the first English-language publication of the Belgian Working Group Satellites (BWGS). The main aim of this text is to serve as an introduction to flash period measurements. A summary of the chapters:

1. Introduction

2. Looking vs. Observing

3. Preparations for Observing

4. Positional Measurements

5. Flash Period Measurements

6. Rotation and Flash Period

7. Theory of Rotational Behavior of a Rocket Body

8. Experimental Results of Flash Period Measurements

9. The Belgian Working Group Satellites

The price will be kept at 100 Bfr (or alternatively 5 DM or 5 US $) for a few months. See the back page for details on how to order.

Bart De Pontieu