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Volume 27, Issue 1


Implementing of the ISON project in Northern Mexico

Artem Mokhnatkin / Igor Molotov / Eduardo Gerardo Perez Tijerina / José Enrique Perez Leon / Tatiana Kokina / Thomas Schildknecht
Published Online: 2018-08-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2018-0027


ISON, being an open international project that collects and interprets data about space objects for scientific analysis and spacecraft operators, includes about 40 observational sites. An involvement of two Mexican sites participating in optical observations of geostationary and highly elliptical objects as a part of the ISON project is considered. A brief description of the facilities and their observation statistics are given. Prospects for the further development of sites for monitoring near-Earth objects in Mexico are presented, including data of astronomical observing conditions from field stations.

Keywords: telescope; high elliptical orbit; geosynchronous orbit; space debris; satellite; tracking


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About the article

Received: 2017-11-22

Accepted: 2018-01-17

Published Online: 2018-08-17

Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 167–174, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2018-0027.

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© 2018 Artem Mokhnatkin, et al., published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. BY-NC-ND 4.0

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