Site of initiative astronomical projects: International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) & Low Frequency VLBI Network (LFVN)
High Geocentric Orbit Space Debris Circular
Optical devices and software
Distinguishing Features of CCD Astrometry of Faint GEO Objects. Preprint submitted to Advances in Space Research.
The problem of initial reduction of CCD observations of faint GEO objects is studied. Several difficulties and questions arising in connection with image processing for this kind of observations are mentioned. A natural way to apply the PSF fitting technique to line-shaped trails of stars or GEO objects is described and illustrated by its implementation in the Apex II astronomical image processing package. Logical filtering technique to improve the automatic object detection is proposed. These rather convenient and versatile methods can increase astrometric and, to a lesser degree, photometric accuracy of faint GEO object observations.
Photometry of asteroids: detection of the YORP effect
We present results of photometric lightcurve observations of asteroids carried out with the goal to detect the Yarkovsky-O'Keefe-Radzievskii-Paddack (YORP) effect. For an irregularly shaped asteroid the YORP can change the rotation period and the pole direction [1, 2].
PROCEEDINGS OF SIXTH US/RUSSIAN SPACE SURVEILLANCE WORKSHOP. August 22-26, 2005
This volume contains the papers presented at the Fifth U.S.-Russian Space
Surveillance Workshop held on August 22-26, 2005, at the Central (Pulkovo)
Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg,
Russia. These papers cover different aspects of modern space surveillance
including technique and results of the observations in the near-Earth space,
mathematical methods used for tracking space objects and maintaining the
relevant catalogues, investigations of space debris.
INTAS Final Report on INFRASTRUCTURE ACTION PROJECT
Ref. No 03-70-567
"Recovering the CIS optical telescope cooperation for coordinated
observations of non-stationary and transient space objects"
Dear Mr. Abalakin and Mr. Molotov,
thank you for your final report, I have approved it. Your project is a very good example of a cooperation between the teams from 4 different NIS countries. I also appreciate the wide output of your project which enable the consortium members to become active partners in the international scientific cooperation.
With best wishes,
Scientific Officer for Mathematics INTAS aisbl in liquidation The International association for the promotion of co-operation with scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS)