Imaging an object in a Molniya orbit

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Sat Sep 12 2009 - 10:19:24 UTC

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    I wrote:
    > Second batch of yesterday evening: the HEO objects imaged with the 
    > 100mm. USA 184 was pictured in two sessions 1h45m apart. Interesting to 
    > see the difference in trail length between those two sessions.
    
    The comparison images can now be seen here:
    
    http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com/2009/09/molniya-orbits-and-keyhole-flare-again.html
    
    On the first image it is a clear trail. On the second, taken 1h 45m later (and 
    with the object 8000 km higher in altitude compared to the first image) it is 
    almost stellar.
    
    - Marco
    
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