Re: Video talk

John Pike (
Thu, 27 Jun 1996 16:15:12 -0400

At 01:43 PM 6/27/96 -0600, <> wrote:

> .....  I have tracked some DMSP's and EGP with the tube/camera on my 16
>inch Dobsonian

I confess to being entirely armchair on this front, and am seeking
enlightnement from someone who actually knows what he is doing, but I would
have thought that a Dobs would not have had the combination of stability and
slew rate needed for such a thing [or at least not for imaging as opposed to
just tracking]. If in fact a Dobs is suited for such a thing, then this
would open up the number of folks who might be able to get some blackbird pix.


John Pike
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