Re: Satellite Elements from Astrometric Observation.

From: Scott and Becky Campbell (campbel7@hughes.net)
Date: Mon Mar 23 2009 - 22:56:42 UTC

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    John,
    
    There are two pictures at the bottom of this page
    
    http://www.coastalbend.edu/acdem/math/sats/setup.htm
    
    One is tracking the stars and one is tracking the satellite.
    
    Scott Campbell
    
    John Burns wrote:
    > It seems that the use of astrometry.net will require the use of a 
    > motorised equatorial mount (or fast shutter speeds) to minimise star 
    > trails.  Still frames from video would also work.
    > 
    > Has anyone on this list used a camera tracking the stars to capture dim 
    > satellites? Is the satellite trail visible at all?
    > 
    > I'm getting very accurate results from the matched images when checking 
    > against catalogs, however this is dependent on the stars being (close to 
    > circular) points.
    > 
    > I'd like test against images anyone has taken of dim satellites (eg mag 
    > 5+) when tracking stars.
    > 
    > John
    > 
    > 
    
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