Object Constellation Right Ascension Declination
geosynchronous satellites Orion 5:40 -5.3
Scope Focal Length FOV Camera
Takahashi Epsilon 130 435mm 95'x71' SBIG ST-2000XM
Date Start Exposure Location
12/18/2004 21:37 L:10 seconds Anza, CA
While taking a quick image of M42, I saw these four geosynchronous satellites drift thru the field of view. I turned the mount off and watched the stars trail by the stationary satellites for a while. My rough estimate of their location from Anza is Alt: 41.7, Az: 138.6. Anyone know which satellites these are?
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