Re: Seeking identification of stars in photo

From: John Burns (
Date: Tue Jul 19 2011 - 20:28:37 UTC

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    I've tried using again - I removed the satellite trail
    so that detection was only on the stars in the image.
    I've checked against other star charts and it looks like this is correct.
    On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Ted Molczan <> wrote:
    > I would be grateful for assistance in identifying at least one of the stars in this photo:
    > 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.
    > Ted Molczan
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