Re: Non-visual observation of GEO satellite

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Fri Feb 21 2003 - 10:58:23 EST

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    At 23:51 21/02/03, you wrote:
    >Quite interesting. I notice that in the referenced message there is the
    >" The xvista programs reject most  pixels of the trail as non-starlike, but
    >the star,
    >" still being brighter than the trail, was not rejected."
    >One wonders how many satellite trails the programs rejects. Also, if the
    >could be modified to flag candidate satellite trails.
    Allen, the xvista software is supposed to reject trails, as astronomers only
    find them a nuisance. Its only asteroid hunters who look for trailed images,
    like occassional seesat contributor Jim Scotti. If you go huntind in ADS
    you might find a paper or two with his name in the author list.
    Tony Beresford
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