Wide-field Earth Satellite Obs as collateral info from "Pi in the Sky" GRB monitoring telescopes

From: Nicholas Hahn via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:12:49 +0000 (UTC)
See http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-1107-1.pdf for an abstract of a talk at the upcoming EGU meeting in Austria.
It seems a group of scientists have put together an impressive set of robotic wide-field imagers taking sequential 10-second images of up to 40x40 degrees from 2 world-class observing sites in Spain & Chile.  They are looking for gamma ray bursts, but as part of their processing pipeline need to identify and remove satellite tracks.
This abstract discusses using that data to track satellites to sub-pixel accuracy out to 30,000 km orbits, including for space debris monitoring.
I figured it would be of interest to some here.
The project website is www.pi-in-the-sky.com

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