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Animation of Geostationary satellites, 


            Andrea Pistocchin...

Animation of Geostationary satellites

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Tecnosky Apo triplet 80/480

Imaging camera:Canon 450D Modded

Mount:Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO

Guiding telescope or lens:SkyWatcher 70/500

Guiding camera:QHY5 II

Focal reducer:TecnoSky Spianatore/riduttore 0,8x

Software:PixInsight 1.8Photoshop CS6

Filter:Hutech IDAS 2" LPS D1

Resolution: 600x433

Dates:Dec. 25, 2014

Frames: 40x15"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.54%

Locations: Germignaga, Germignaga, Varese, Italy


A geostationary satellite is a satellite in geostationary orbit, with an orbital period the same as the Earth's rotation period. The trails in this photo are stars, because i have stopped motors of my mount.

On the 25th Dec 2014 at 10:58PM i turned my telescope on Witch Head Nebula and when i was focusing on the stars i saw those satellites. I abandoned the nebula that night and i took some frame on geostationary satellites, stopping motors of my NEQ6 :) Here the informations:

COMSATBW-2 - German military communications satellite
EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13B/C/D - Satellites for television broadcasts of Eutelsat Communications Group
GOES 11 - U.s. weather satellite


Un satellite geostazionario è un satellite in orbita geostazionaria, con un periodo orbitale uguale a quello di rotazione della terra. Nella foto le strisciate sono state lasciate dalle stelle, avendo la montatura spenta.

La notte del 25 Dicembre 2014 alle 22:58 ho puntato la nebulosa Testa di Strega. Metre mettevo a fuoco la camera ho notato questi satelliti geostazionari. Ho subito abbandonato l'idea di riprendere quell'oggetto e mi sono dedicato a questi altri oggetti, dopo aver stoppato i moroti della NEQ6 :) Qui le informazioni:

COMSATBW-2 - Satellite per comunicazione militare tedesca
EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13B/C/D - Satelliti per le trasmissioni televisive del gruppo Eutelsat Communications
GOES 11 - Satellite metereologico statunitense



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    Animation of Geostationary satellites, 


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  • Animation of Geostationary satellites, 


            Andrea Pistocchin...


Animation of Geostationary satellites, 


            Andrea Pistocchin...