Re: where can I get the equipment to do video observations?

From: Patrick Wiggins (
Date: Sun Feb 08 2009 - 23:45:19 UTC

  • Next message: Ted Molczan: "TJM obs of 2009 Feb 08 UTC"

    For occultation timings I use the STV Astro from BlackBoxCamera  
    Company in the UK.  The last time I checked they said they were  
    holding off on making any more until demand increases (that may be the  
    one you referred to).
    Another popular inserter is the KIWI-OSD which is made in New  
    Zealand.  Info here:
    You might want to sign on to the International Occultation Timing  
    Association's listserve for more current information.
    On 08 Feb 2009, at 09:53, Geoffrey E Forden wrote:
    > I?ve been casually observing satellites for a couple of years now  
    > ever since
    > joining this list but I would like to start making video  
    > observations now.  I
    > once tried to get the device that would ?print? the time stamp on  
    > the video
    > but the company I tried to get it from (and Ive forgotten its name,  
    > but it was
    > mentioned here on the list) had stopped manufacturing it after the  
    > transit of
    > Venus.  Making my own, even though I?ve seen some circuit diagrams  
    > just
    > isn?t an option for me.  Can anyone tell me where I can get one of  
    > those
    > devices (and the corresponding GPS, if that is specialized)?  Thanks  
    > very much!
    > Geoff.
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