geostat sats photographs

Alphonse Pouplier (
Wed, 24 Jul 1996 19:36:46 +0200 (MET DST)

Hello to all!

Ron Lee writes:
>When the satellites came into view in the telescope,
>i disconnected the telescope clock drive
>so that the camera was pointed at the satellites.

>Exposures need not be as long as 20 minutes. I would suggest
>varying exposures of a few minutes , 5, 10 and maybe 20 minutes.

Don't you think that some satellites (namely GEO347 99347,
GEO348 99348 and MILSTAR 23712 according to Rainer KRACHT's Tles)
could give a little line on the photographs if they are not tracked
by a controled telescope?

My pleasure, avec plaisir,  Alphonse