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Re: Mystery effect



>
> Well this may seem like a Silly question, but couldnt one of the hams on an
> ISS plot the course from space and attempt to
> video the sat with a modern Zoom digital camera it could be possible
> couldn't it?
>
> I am new to this sat stuff but it was just an idea!

Neat idea...but...

The ISS's perigee is 385km. AO-40 reaches perigee at just over 1000km.
AO-40 is roughly 6 feet in diameter...it'll take more than a little
Coolpix 990 to see a 6 foot object at 700km.

Unfortunately, the two can never even get that close because of the very
different orbits.


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