Starlink satellites on the way to parking orbit

Around 19 Starlink satellites were imaged shortly after launch in November 2019 by DECam on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) by astronomers Clara Martínez-Vázquez and Cliff Johnson. The gaps in the satellite tracks are due to the gaps between the DECam CCD chips.

Credit:

NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory/CTIO/AURA/DELVE

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Id:
iau2001a
Type:
Observation
Release date:
12 February 2020, 18:00
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7939 x 7185 px

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Type:
Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Trail : Satellite
Category:
Press Release Images


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