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On some occasions I imaged not only NEO's (Near Earth Objects) but also satellites or old rockets.



Space debris


Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 04.06.2015 22:03 UT
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Test image of star HD192579 with Space debris

2015 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.04.2017 20:16:27 UT, 1 x 60 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
I imaged the NEO 2014 JO25 and catched a rotating
ATLAS CENTAUR R/ rocket  NORAD #10779 within  a distance of 12000km.
The object in the lower left corner is SL-12 DEB NORAD #26795 about  3934km away.
The NEO is just above the rotating rocket, a small streak going from top to bottom.

2017 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:35:55 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
While trying to catch the NEO 2012TC4 I imaged a satellite called ORBCOMM FM105
Distance 750 km.

2017 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:36:06 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Second image, a few seconds after the above.

2017 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:49:21 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
While trying to catch the NEO 2012TC4 I imaged another piece of space debris. It is Ariane 2
DEB Norad 27626.
Distance approx. 20000 km

2017 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:49:32 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Second image

2017 Stefan Beck




Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 11.10.2017 18:50:02 UT, 5 sec.
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Third image

2017 Stefan Beck




Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 05.05.2018 21:16:41 UT, 240 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
while I imaged comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh near the galaxies M65/M66
NORAD 42335U and NORAD 37875U




2018 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 05.05.2018 21:16:41 UT, 240 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
while I imaged the NEO 2004 DV24 I catched the rocket from China CZ-3/ NORAD 29517
Distance from Earth: 8500 km

2018 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 31.03.2019 00:19:10 UT,60 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan with Space Rocket NORAD 38104U

2019 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 31.05.2019 20:55:20 - 20:56:08 UT, 5 x 5 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
ATLAS 2A CENTAUR R/B NORAD 27390
Distance: 12400 km

2019 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 14.09.2019 19:55:49 - 19:59:49 UT, 240 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
NGC 281 with red filter, during full moon
Satellite debris NORAD 3214
Distance: 1620 km

2019 Stefan Beck




Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 14.09.2019 20:55:03 - 20:59:03 UT, 240 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
NGC 281 with red filter, during full moon, right from the nebula, faint streak from top to down
Satellite debris NORAD 40343
Distance: 1340 km

2019 Stefan Beck


Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.09.2019 19:56:56 - 19:57:06 UT, 1 x 10 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Rocket body NORAD 28944U
Distance: 16430 km

2019 Stefan Beck


Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.09.2019 19:39:41 - 19:41:41 UT, 1 x 120 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Geostation satellite SIRIUS 2 NORAD 25049
Distance: 39500 km

2019 Stefan Beck


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