Re: Video techniques

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 17:35:30 PST

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    At 08:44 28/03/01 , Allen Thomson wrote:
    >The May 2001 issue of Sky & Telescope contains a very interesting article,
    >"Automated Meteor Observing", by Sirko Molau, which I think might be
    >relevant to video satellite observations.  The author (in, should
    >any SeeSaters be in the vicinity) has automated the detection process, so
    >that painful frame-by-frame searches don't need to be done by humans.
    >There is a relevant page by Mr. Molau at
    His software has already found a satellite Allen. Rob McNaught is
    running it with an intensified video camera with lenses such that
    he has an 11 deg field of view. . The other day it picked up
    ISS. A question about the timimg prompted me to ask about 
    using stable satellites for calibrating PC clocks. Answere sufficiently
    by Bjoern Gimle just the other day.
    Tony Beresford
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