STS launch Through 8" SCT

Ron Dantowitz (
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 23:28:14 -0400 (EDT)

I encourage all of you to try this.  Make sure the finder is aligned, and as
soon as you see the shuttle, get it in the eyepiece (2 people might work
well, one on the finder).  Low magnification is fine, the plumes are huge.
In case you were wondering, our tracking scopes were offline for the past
few days for a tuneup (bad timing!).  Next time with the big scopes, and

Go try it!

-Ron Dantowitz
Museum of Science, Boston  
(some of our telescopic pix of shuttle in orbit over Boston)