Re: Pictures

Ed Cannon (
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 22:15:50 EDT

I'm posting for beginners:

I found this "Observing Earth Satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO)" for

It was linked to from Jeff Hunt's Page:

BTW, most pictures you find showing satellites across the night sky
will be time lapse pictures.  It will show a track across the sky; not
really what you will see; what you will see is a slowly moving star-like 
object travelling in a straight line. *Roughly speaking*, it should be visible
from 30 sec. to a couple of minutes depending on how soon you acquire
it and when or if it enters into the Earth's shadow and depending on the 
observer-satellite-sun angles resulting in degree of brightness (magnitude)
and depending on the darkness of the sky.

-- Jake Rees