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May 06, 2016, 11:16:32 AM

Georg

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Making satellites visible during daylight ranging
« on: May 06, 2016, 11:16:32 AM »
Hi everybody from Graz !

During our last visit at Potsdam SLR station in March 2016, Lutz Grunwaldt showed us CCD images of short visible flashes of Envisat during a daylight tracking session - a surprise for us !

We have now installed a proper CCD in our detection package, and have started to visualize at least large targets during daylight tracking; we expect it to be quite useful when tracking e.g. debris using TLE with larger TB values etc....

We have started now to fill a list, which targets we have seen already during daylight... maybe I can report more about, when I am back from a 3 week holiday, which will start tomorrow :-)

Any other experiences with that ?

Georg

July 05, 2016, 06:14:04 PMReply #1

IgIg

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Re: Making satellites visible during daylight ranging
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 06:14:04 PM »
I, too, once in the daytime saw GLONASS, when the satellite was well illuminated by the sun. I think that should be visible Ajisai.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 06:18:04 PM by IgIg »

July 11, 2016, 11:46:08 AMReply #2

delpino@riga

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Re: Making satellites visible during daylight ranging
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 11:46:08 AM »
In the early 90's while tracking in Cuba, I also saw ERS-1 several times in daylight, using the 60 cm main mirror guiding ocular with a dicroic mirror blocking the 532 band.
Will be interesting to try using a CCD with enhanced IR sensitivity and/or a combination of filters to improve the contrast.
Let's share any experience on this topic!

September 21, 2016, 09:17:53 AMReply #3

Matt Wilkinson

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Re: Making satellites visible during daylight ranging
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 09:17:53 AM »
Hi Georg

Do you have any more details on how to do this? What equipment do you use?  And can you post an image?

Matt