Milstar 5 video obs

From: Greg Roberts (
Date: Fri Feb 28 2003 - 08:15:26 EST

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    >Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 00:33:44 +0100
    >From: (Rainer Kracht)
    >Subject: Milstar 5
    >observations with my new video camera (Mintron 12V1C-EX)
    >f=75 mm, f/1.3
    Hi Rainer,
    Very pleased to see that someone else has now started to make use
    of a sensitive video camera for satellite tracking - the Mintron
    is a nice unit but a little too expensive for me unfortunately.
    Did you use the camera in the integrating mode in order to reach
    magnitude 10.7? - I would not have thought it capable of going 
    that faint in video mode as there is no way I could reach that
    faint. Im using a 1004x camera f=82mm, f/1.6 and this can reach 
    about +9.4 in good conditions with my bright city lit sky.
    Willie Koorts tried his new 1004x ccd camera on a 9 inch reflector
    and was able to reach about magnitude +12 in video mode - ie about
    1/50th second exposure.
    Hope to see more people making using of video cameras as this is
    the way to go !
    Good luck
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