Re: The MMTO Camera

From: Tony Beresford (dberesford@adam.com.au)
Date: Tue Aug 21 2007 - 03:01:07 EDT

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    At 02:08 PM 21/08/2007, daniel crawford wrote:
    >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
    the co-ordinates of the MMT observatory from the Astronomical
    Alanac are: latitude 31deg 41.3 minutes , longitude 110 degrees 53.1 W
    and height 2608 meters
    Tony Beresford
    
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