Investigation of near-earth space objects by the use of the telescope AZT-8 with a CCD camera

1Abrosimov, VM, 2Kovalchuk, AN, 1Malevinskii, SV, 2Pinigin, GI, 1Savchenko, VV, 2Shulga, AV
1National Center of Space Facilities Control and Test of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Yevpatoria, Crimea, Ukraine
2Scientific-Research Institute «Mykolaiv Astronomical Observatory», Mykolaiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2004, 10 ;(1):079-084
Publication Language: Russian
In extending the range of artificial and natural objects observed in near-Earth space to faint magnitudes both telescope parameters and detection methods are of great importance. Possibilities and list of problems which can be solved by the use of the AZT-8 with a CCD camera are considered. It is expected that position accuracy for near-Earth space objects up to 20 magnitudes will be about 0.2–0.3" when the AZT-8 modernized is used for observation.
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