RE: Orbital surveillance satellites now exceed 1 inch resolution?

From: Robert Clark (bobbygc2001@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed May 02 2007 - 18:44:35 EDT

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    --- Robert Clark <bobbygc2001@yahoo.com> wrote:
    
    >  Definitive proof would be given by telescope
    > observations. This page shows images by a 1 meter
    > scope of Mir and ISS at around 400 km altitude:
    > 
    > Gallery - Artificial Satellites.
    >
    http://www.tsm.toyama.toyama.jp/curators/aroom/satellite/index.htm
    > 
    >  These space stations are around 30 to 40 meters
    > wide
    > at their widest dimensions. So at 2000 km altitude
    > and
    > 1/5th the size, the object in question would appear
    > 1/25th the size of the stations in these images. You
    > could probably resolve its shape. Of course a 2
    > meter
    > scope could do better.
    > 
    
    
     The largest amateur scopes seem to be of size 1
    meter. Two meter and larger scopes are available at
    universities.
    Some meter sized scopes available to amateurs:
    
    The Searchers.
    The World's Largest Amatuer Telescope Draws Scientists
    to the Wilderness.
    http://www.titanmag.com/2004/searchers/index.htm
    
    Dan Bakken & Hercules.
    http://www.runway.net/pilots/dan/welcome.html
    
    The observatory of Puimichel.
    http://www.groupeastronomiespa.be/pui.htm
    
     The Faulkes telescope project might be especially
    useful. It provides access to two meter scopes for
    educational purposes:
    
    Faulkes Telescope Web Site.
    "The Faulkes Telescope Project is the education arm of
    Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network
    (LCOGTN).
    "Our aim is to provide free access to robotic
    telescopes and a fully supported education programme
    to encourage teachers and students to engage in
    research-based science education.
    "Access to our resources and those of our partners is
    provided at no charge to teachers and students."
    http://faulkes-telescope.com/information/about_us
    
    
    
      Bob Clark
    
    
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