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On some occasions I imaged not only NEO's (Near Earth Objects) but also satellites or old rockets.

Space debris


Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.04.2017 20:16:27 UT, 1 x 60 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
I imaged the NEO 2014 JO25 and catched a rotating ATLAS CENTAUR R/ rocket  NORAD #10779 within  a distance
of 12000km.
The object in the lower left corner is SL-12 DEB NORAD #26795 about  3934km away.
The NEO is just above the rotating rocket, a small streak going from top to bottom.

2017 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:35:55 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
While trying to catch the NEO 2012TC4 I imaged a satellite called ORBCOMM FM105
Distance 750 km.

2017 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:36:06 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Second image, a few seconds after the above.

2017 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:49:21 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
While trying to catch the NEO 2012TC4 I imaged another piece of space debris. It is Ariane 2 DEB Norad 27626.
Distance approx. 20000 km

2017 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:49:32 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Second image

2017 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:50:02 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Third image

2017 Stefan Beck




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