Re: Optical Instruments

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sun Aug 25 2002 - 03:37:42 EDT

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    At 11:38 25/08/02, you wrote:
    >Hi All,
    >I've been visiting Mr. Josef Huber's website on his observations of the ISS. I'm interested in trying out those type of observations where the spaceframe can be observed, not just the reflected light. I'm going to be obtaining 20x80 super giant astronomy binoculars to advance my observations a bit, amongst my other astronomy interests.. I'm interested to know if anyone else has these high power binoculars and what their results were if they observed MIR [ when it was still up there. ] and the ISS. Maybe we can compare results...Also, has anyone done this with the Meade ETX telescope series???
    Bob, I dont think the 20x80 binos will have enough magnification
    to show enough detail. 
    If you look closely at the specs, I think you will find ETX telescopes cant slew fast enough to track close passes of the ISS and other objects in
    similar or lower orbits. I dont know whether you can use such telescopes
    purely manually.
    Tony Beresford
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