Methods and results of observations of geostationary artificial satellites with the satellite plateholder SKA-2.
Methods of observation of geostationary artificial satellites carried out by a wide-angle astrograph with special equipment are discussed. The results of observations of 3 satellites are presented. The observation accuracy for geostationary objects is ±0.5″and for quasistationary ones is ±1.0-1.5″ It is concluded that to increase the accuracy of satellite observations the plateholder should be equipped with a device in the focal plane of the astrograph for visual determination of satellite orbital parameters.
Kinematika i Fizika Nebesnykh Tel
- Pub Date:
- April 1989
- Astronomical Photography;
- Satellite Tracking;
- Synchronous Satellites;
- Earth Orbits;
- Image Motion Compensation;
- Photographic Plates;
- Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking;
- Artificial Satellites: Methods of Observation