Accession Number : AD0692191

Title :   APPLICATION OF A SENSITIVE TELEVISION SYSTEM TO THE TRACKING OF ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Agapov,E. S. ; Anisimov,V. F. ; Mozhehrin,V. M. ; Nikonov,V. B. ; Prokofeva,V. V.

Report Date : 16 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The Crimean Astrophysical Observatory of the USSR Academy of Sciences has used an optical system with a small 'gelios-53' lens with a diameter of 80 mm and a focal length of 200 mm. This system is described in the article. The use of modern television systems increases the sensitivity by more than 100 times in comparison with ordinary photographic equipment. By using such a system, it is easy to seek, track, and record the position of artificial earth satellites up to the 9th stellar magnitude with a lens 80 mm in diameter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, *TELEVISION EQUIPMENT), PHOTOGRAPHY, BRIGHTNESS, USSR

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE