Re: satellite tracking

From: Björn Gimle (
Date: Wed Feb 02 2000 - 09:55:19 PST

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    > Last night I finally got a glimpse of a satellite in the field of my 8" LX200 
    > (f/10) with my PC23C video camera at prime focus. I used  predictions were 
    > speed control$. Our best bet for satellite viewing may be something like 
    > C-Sat software from C-Sat seems to require very precise 
    > alignment, positioning, timing and current TLEs. Of course the larger the 
    It is not C-Sat that requires accuracy - it is the tracking situation 
    itself, getting the object within 1 degree or less most of the time.
    I bought it about four years ago, just because I had an opportunity to
    borrow an LX200 from a dealer over a weekend - and I think it was worth it!
    If you own the LX200, and want to see/image satellites, you should 
    definitely by C-Sat or something similar.
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