Re: telecope observation of sats
Sat, 25 Dec 1999 11:20:28 EST

In a message dated 12/24/99 1:18:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> For what it is worth, we observe fast sats with an 8" Meade Newtonian
>  using a 2" super wide angle 26 mm eyepiece, I look through the finder
>  and keep the scope centered on the sat and my daughter and wife take
>  turns looking in the eyepiece while I "drive" the scope... Mir looks
>  like a golden "stick figure", pretty darned cool...

Interesting operation!  My telescope has a PVC pipe for a finder scope.  So, 
I predict where Mir will be in three seconds, point the telescope there, and 
run around to the eyepiece, and hope it's there.  If not, I try again.  Once 
it's in the eyepiece, there's no problems.  And it certainly looks cool - you 
get to see one of the most famous space stations with your own eyes - and 

Jonathan Wojack

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