Re: The Feasibility and Application of Observing Small LEO Satellites with Amateur Telescopes

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:47:32 +0200
Yes Bjorn - 4th magnitude is certainly useful. I would think that with 
my CCD camera and a fish-eye lens- which I do not have- I could probably 
get down to about mag +7 or so and that is with a bright city lit sky.   
   ( BUT there is hope - we have such severe power supply problems in 
South Africa now that the chances are unfortunately pretty good we will 
be having total "brown-outs" in the not too distant future with no power 
for perhaps 2-3 weeks at a time !!!! -- so we will be back to dark 
skies!!!  ( we are already in the Dark Ages).

Unfortunately all my systems work on 220v AC so Ill have to convert to 
battery power etc - :-((


On 2015-02-05 05:14 PM, Björn Gimle wrote:
> Interesting despite a possible +4 limit.
> There have been several occasions when a classified rockets, KH or SAR 
> Lupe have been months overdue for recovery.
> /Björn

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