Re: Recent Observations

Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 18:41:33 PST

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    In a message dated 1/16/00 6:04:35 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
    > >  Recently I telescopically observed ISS for the first time in that 
    >  >  manner - nothing resolved.
    >  Probably, you should not expect to resolve any satellite without 
    >  high-precision computer tracking that allows enough magnification to
    >  make resolution possible.  If you use very high power magnification, 
    >  you will not be able to track the object manually -- at least not one
    >  in an ordinary low earth orbit.  My understanding is that it may be
    >  that the ISS will become large enough to be resolved with small
    >  telescopes, but I don't know.
    I can resolve Mir.  If the ISS ever gets completed, then I suspect it will be 
    HUGE.  Are there any estimates of how big and bright it will be when 
    Jonathan Wojack
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