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Re: ISS optical tracking



These are spectacular!  The size of the fork on
the mount gives you some idea of the stability
required to be successful with this endeavor
and the quality of the CCD camera must be
pretty nice as well.    I see they used an altazimuth
mount rather than equatorial mount.  This is terrific
for satellite monitoring and visual observation
but it is pretty tough on longer term photographic
exposures because of the rotating field of view.
Thanks for sharing this terrific work by these
two individuals.  The telescope is a $2500-ish
10 inch Schmidt  in the US.  That is well below
list price of $4900 but can be had a several
places found by looking at

http://www.meade.com/authdlrs/index.html

Bob

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Guelzow" <Peter.Guelzow@arcormail.de>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2001 4:06 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ISS optical tracking


> A very interesting web site with images from ISS and MIR!
> They are also interested in looking at P3-D...
> 
> http://www.iss-tracking.de/
> 
> 73s Peter
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