Zenit-2 rocket high res OBS & more

From: Ralf Vandebergh (ralf.vandebergh@home.nl)
Date: Tue Mar 29 2011 - 18:27:36 UTC

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    subject: Zenit-2 rocket high res OBS & more
    captured last night an amazingly clear set of images of a Zenit 2 second stage (dimensions 10.4x3.9 meters) thanks to the luck having a rocket of this series passing as close as 650 km.
    Most of these big Zenit stages orbit considerably above 800 km altitude and it becomes even then difficult to make out the elongated shape. 
    The rocket I captured last night was the Okean-O rocket from 1999 launch. Results coming soon. Hope to present a movie of the pass.
    Further, one day earlier captured good new set of Lacrosse 4 sat. Here is a first quick raw processed sample. The dish we see is probalby the large dish antennae. 
    Complete observation coming soon.
    comparing images on my site:
    Best regards,
    Ralf Vandebergh
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