Re: North Korea satellite observed

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Wed Dec 12 2012 - 18:13:49 UTC

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    Op 12-12-2012 15:01, Mal Ninnes schreef:
    > Hi all,
    > I've managed to capture what may be the first in-orbit image of the DPRK's first satellite.
    > Image was taken at 11:17:23 UTC on Dec 12, from Sydney, Australia.
    > Area of sky is around:
    > RA 2hr35m40.9sec
    > Dec -50 14'39.4"
    > 13sec exposure (still determining whether the timestamp is the beginning or end of the exposure).  I'm still also trying to determine whether this is the A or B object (it's getting late).
    What camera and lens combo was this taken with?
    Image EXIF times usually refer to the start of the exposure, but of course you 
    first have to have a properly synchronised camera clock. If that is not the 
    case, your times can be way off. Most camera clocks run out of pace very fast 
    (seconds per day).
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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