RE: Russian adapive optics pix of satellites

From: Bruce MacDonald (mu_cephei@hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Jun 20 2007 - 17:59:20 EDT

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    Allen Thompson wrote:
    
    >http://www.niipp-moskva.ru/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=ru
    >and download the brochure, one of the slides (14 in the English
    >version) has what seem to be actual adaptive-optics images of several
    >satellites, Lacrosse 2 among them. The Russian legend on the left-hand
    >side says the scale is the same for all of the images, one second of
    >arc corresponding to the bar in the middle of the legend. "mck" is
    >Moscow time, I can't think of what "YM" (UM) might be at the moment.
    
    That is a remarkable photo - easily the best I have seen of a Lacrosse sat.  
    The large dish antenna is obvious just from a quick look.  And taken from 
    ~800km range, too.
    
    
    Bruce MacDonald
    COSPAR Site 2751
    Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
    51.3440N 1.9849 W 125M (WGS84)
    
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