The project's intent is to determine the accuracy of simple amateur equipment in producing optical fixes from a reference star background. A standard 4" x 5" Speed Graphic camera is used with a timing device consisting of a short wave radio and a tape recorder to record the time at exposure. The accuracy obtained from two out of four observations is within 1800 feet along the orbital path of the satellite.
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Weishaupt, David, "An estimation of accuracy for star-oriented optical fixes of artificial earth satellites produced by amateur equipment" (1967). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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