Re: Neo search and satellite imaging

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:36:32 +0100
Brad Young via Seesat-l schreef op 3-11-2014 23:24:
> <div id='yahoo__compose_area' style="background-color:white; display:block; font-family:HelveticaNeue-Regular,Helvetica; font-size:15px;">I have been working with the IASC for a while searching for Neo's as part of a team. For some reason, although they have usually avoided the Geo belt, I'm getting lots of images this campaign with what appeared to be satellite tracks as artifacts on the images. The FITS files are annotated with the time of observation and exposure time, so I'm assuming these would be useful to check for any satellites that were caught. I can integrate these images into Obsreduce if I remember correctly, or I can manually Measure the positions at the beginning and ending of trail. My question is to the group, does this seem worthwhile of the time involved?<div><br></div><div>Brad<br><br><br><br><a href="">Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone</a></div></div><div id='yahoo__original_message'></div>

Given that it are FITS, it is best to actually astrometrically measure the 
trails with Astrometrica, not obsreduce.

I usually don't bother to measure satellites in our Konkoly asteroid survey 
imagery: there are simply too many...

- Marco

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