Re: Smallest visible object

From: JAY RESPLER via Seesat-l <>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 23:56:09 -0400
On 5/22/2015 9:10 AM, Paul Breed via Seesat-l wrote:
> I'm in the planning stages of what I call amateur sputnik.
> I'm looking for advice on the smallest object that would be easily
> detectable
> by the observers on this group.
> I'd like multiple ways to detect the vehicle and I was wondering how large
> a Mylar silvered balloon would have to be to
> be easily detectable.
Detectable by naked eye, binocular or telescope?
At 39 deg latitude, I've seen all the early sats still in orbit except 
Vanquard 1.
So you would want something about a foot in diameter to be seen in a scope.

Jay Respler
Freehold, New Jersey

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