Re: Telescope satellite tracking

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 13:59:28 PDT

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    >      I am also not very eager to spending an additional $1500 for 
    > the upgrade but, regrettably, will go for it. This
    > is after spending roughly double that just to get the current mount 
    > with digital setting circles, counter-weights
    > etc.
    >      This is an expensive hobby and it gets worse when 
    > astrophotography falls into the picture (excuse the pun).
    If memory serves, you can get a computerized Meade telescope for <$1,000.
     For very little extra cost (<$100), you can connect it to a computer and
    get software that is specifically designed for tracking satellites.
    Why upgrade when you can get a new telescope for probably less $$$ (and
    probably better, too) ?
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
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