Accession Number : AD0458325


Title :   TECHNIQUES FOR MAKING VISUAL OBSERVATIONS OF EARTH SATELLITES


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : King-Hele, D G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/458325.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : This paper describes methods for observing Earth satellites in a quick and simple manner, with binoculars and stop-watch: an accuracy of about 0 times 1 sec in time and 0 times 05 degrees in direction can be achieved. The uses of the observations for orbital determination and other purposes are outlined.


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , *OPTICAL TRACKING , SCANNING , ATMOSPHERE ENTRY , EARTH ORBITS , CLOCKS , MAPPING , TIMING DEVICES , UNITED KINGDOM , BINOCULARS , RANGE(DISTANCE) , TIME , IDENTIFICATION , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , VISIBILITY


Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE