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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



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 16.01.2020 19:41:48 - 19:44:48 UT, 1 x 180 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Space debris while imaging comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
© 2020 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 16.01.2020 20:19:56 - 20:21:56 UT, 1 x 180 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Space debris while imaging comet C/2018 N2 ASSASN
NORAD ID: 33699
© 2020 Stefan Beck


Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.05.2020 22:34:36 - 22:35:36 UT, 1 x 60 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
NORAD 40106U, ATLAS Centaur rocket
Distance: 21907km
© 2020 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.05.2020 22:35:58 - 22:36:58 UT, 1 x 60 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
NORAD 40106U, ATLAS Centaur rocket
Distance: 21907km
© 2020 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.05.2020 21:08:03 - 21:10:03 UT, 1 x 120 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
GLOBALSTAR M081 Satellite, NORAD 37743U, Distance: 1550 km

Short streak: NORAD 36420U, Distance 870km
© 2020 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.05.2020 22:23:14 - 22:26:14 UT, 1 x 180 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
NORAD 13007U
ATLAS Centaur R/B rocket
Distance: 6800km
© 2020 Stefan Beck




Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.05.2020 21:00:26 - 21:00:56 UT, 1 x 30 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
NORAD 5189U
COSMOS 374 DEB
Distance: 904km
© 2020 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.05.2020 21:01:08 - 21:01:38 UT, 1 x 30 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
NORAD 5189U
COSMOS 374 DEB
Distance: 904km
© 2020 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.05.2020 21:52:03 - 21:52:33 UT, 1 x 30 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Bottom: NORAD 44970U Starlink 1093
Distance: 640km
Left corner: NORAD 893U
Distance: 1180 km
© 2020 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 20.08.2020 23:50:42 UT, 1 x 10 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Cosmos 2251 DEB
NORAD 33938U
Distance: 3040 km
near NGC 1893
© 2020 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 02.03.2021 19:53:48:26 UT, 1 x 30 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
while observing NEO 99942 Apophis,
NORAD44851U, 22840 Km distance from Earth
© 2021 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 02.03.2021 18:47:26 UT, 1 x 5 second
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
while observing NEO 1999 RM45
© 2021 Stefan Beck


M78
Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ATIK 383L
Time: 06.03.2021 ?????? UT, 6 x 120 seconds
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
M78 + faint dotted trail from a geostationary satellite, imaged just for fun
© 2021 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro
Time: 03.09.2021 19:24:02 UT, 1 x 1 second !!
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Starlink satellite
© 2021 Stefan Beck



Instrument: Newtonian 200/580 f=2.8
Film: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro
Time: 23.09.2021 19:00:02 - 19:00:12 UT
Location: Holzgerlingen/Germany
Remarks:
Globalstar M019 while observing NEO 2003 QQ47
© 2021 Stefan Beck


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