The MMTO Camera

From: daniel crawford (djcunix@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Aug 21 2007 - 00:38:33 EDT

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    I just wondered if anybody on this list has considered using the MMTO
    camera for satellite observations.
    Link to current image:
    
    http://skycam.mmto.arizona.edu/
    
    Link to PDF of description of the project:
    
    http://www.mmto.org/MMTpapers/spie/SkycamPoster.pdf
    
    It is a 'fish eye' lens that is mounted on a mountain in Arizona that
    takes images every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day.  Though limited to
    about 6 mag (for stars), I am sure that some folks on this list could
    find a use for the data provided.
    
    Here is a link to the evening/morning of 12-13 August (local).  Just
    how many satellites can a person see?  (how about meteors?)
    
    http://skycam.mmto.arizona.edu/skycam/20070812/night_movie.avi
    
    
    Regards,
    
    Daniel Crawford
    
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