Request to use images of KOSMOS 3M

myron wasiuta

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Jan 4, 2020
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Hi Everyone,

My name is Myron Wasiuta and I live in Virginia, USA. I operate a small observatory called the Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) with three telescope stations (S1,S2, and S3T) which can be controlled remotely over the internet. MSRO provides telescope time for free to astronomers, educators and students around the country and world. Recently our training station S3T which uses a 6-inch Newtonian recorded an object moving slowly on two successive 5-second exposures of a star field just at the eastern edge of the spiral galaxy M33 in Triangulum. I posted these images and a short animation to the MSRO FB page which can be seen here:

I was hoping someone on this forum would be able to direct me to a photo or graphic that I would be granted permission to use on the MSRO FB page showing the launch vehicle and appearance of the satellite itself. I think it would be really cool to be able to show these images and the trail made by such an old satellite (its been in orbit for over 50 years!)


Myron Wasiuta