Re: Molniya visibility

Sat, 05 Jun 1999 23:42:24 -0400

> >This was the first time I actually saw a Molniya, although I've tried of
> >several occasions to observe them. I guess it takes an element of luck & is
> >best to observe when they are relatively close. Does anybody have any
> >experience concerning the visibility of Molniya's?
> > Jason P Hatton

I've seen many of them. Some were visible in binoculars. Most were found in 8"
Celestron SCT.  Use elements newer than 2 weeks. They only get close in the
south and will be at the same altitude at any latitude.

Jay Respler
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