RE: Seeking identification of stars in photo

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Tue Jul 19 2011 - 12:06:22 UTC

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    Rainer Kresken 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)
    Sorry, but I have no idea.
    Ted Molczan
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