Re: Seeking identification of stars in photo

From: Rainer Kresken (
Date: Tue Jul 19 2011 - 05:42:08 UTC

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    you wrote:
    > The photo reportedly is of Sputnik 1's rocket body, photographed from Perth, Australia, on 1957 Oct 09 UTC. I have an
    > accurate orbit for around that date, which seems not to pass any of the stars in the photo, which leads me to suspect
    > that the date and/or satellite's identity is incorrect.
    Is there any guess of what the focal length was? (Probably not)
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