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Originally posted by Kandinsky
With a telescope to make images of the sky, which is generally known. That in such a picture two other telescopes appear, well, then fair enough. But when the two graduated in telescopes already 100,000 km on the way to its destination orbit around the L2 point 1.5 million kilometers "behind" the Earth has been, it's already something special. Just get those shots to the team at ESA's OGS telescope (Optical Ground Station) at the Teide volcano on Tenerife, and the telescopes are of course depicted yesterday launched space probes Herschel and Planck. One sees on the first series of recordings that were made yesterday evening (14.5.2009) for about 19 minutes created a tripartite group of objects, which is the Herschel infrared telescope, the telescope to measure the cosmic background radiation and the Planck Payload Adapter SYLDA, which will start with a colon is used. At some distance (in the chosen field of view, however, not seen), the observer also burned ESC-A upper stage of Ariane-5-missile exercise. The apparent magnitude of the upper and Herschel was around +13.5, which Planck is about +14. Tonight, the objects due to the larger distance again lichtschwächer appear. Good luck on your long journey, Herschel and Planck! (The mentioned OGS telescope team includes employees of the company's Space Research Aboa O / Y, Ataman SLU Science and Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern. I would like to thank Tim Flohr Aboa of Space Research for his remarks)
Ariane 5, Herschel and Planck observed from ESA Optical Ground Station in Tenerife
The images were taken a few hours after separation starting at about 23:30 CEST. Four bright objects are clearly visible, three of them - Herschel, Planck and the Sylda - form a clear triplet moving in coordination in the centre. The fourth object is presumed to be the upper stage of the Ariane 5. They were travelling at an altitude of about 100 000 km. Both of these sophisticated satellites were lofted into space on an Ariane 5 from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 15:12 CEST, Thursday, 14 May 2009.
Originally posted by Kernoonos
If it floats bye it's possibly space junk, if it changes direction rapidly or dose a U turn and shoots off, thats when we have something to talk about guys.
Originally posted by Alter-Ego
Not only is this an interesting catch, details are everything and the casual observer may miss certain anomalies.
If you watch the animation carefully, you can see small anomalies or satellites pop in and out appearing to orbit the main objects. I took some screen caps to illustrate this feature:
Now with this in mind re-watch this footage carefully you can see the "small objects".
The smaller objects seem to fade in and out surrounding the main objects... even more curious. What are these smaller objects ? Possibly lights or beacons on the satellites?
I believe that these are the anomalies the article was describing, 5 and 6..
[edit on 18-5-2009 by Alter-Ego]
Slowed down to 1600ms:
Originally posted by Kroenen
i wish they would make 90' turn..even for that we would find some "rational" explanation