Re: Newbie Query: Seeing Geostationary Sats

From: Atul Sowani (asowani@ptc.com)
Date: Sun Aug 05 2001 - 22:15:24 PDT

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    Hi,
    
    Geosync sats could be seen, but since the relative motion of these
    satellites is zero, it could be somewhat difficult to locate one in a
    single observation session (unless otherwise you have the exact
    coordinates). It would be identified as the constellations change
    their position in the sky during seasons. The best and easiest way is
    to take the help of software to locate such satellites with fair
    accuracy. If you happen to have a software which projects position
    of a satellite on skymap, it would be a lot easier to see a geosync
    satellite.
    Regards,
    Atul/06.Aug.2001
    
    On Fri, 3 Aug 2001 20:19 +0530, Ulhas Deshpande wrote:
    
    > Hello All
    > I have following the posts with great interest. Although I have not made any
    > observations recently due to continuous cloud cover, It is monsoon season. I
    > do try and look out for gaps at times given by Heavens Above but no luck .
    > Can the geosynchronous satellites be seen? I have 15 X 65 bino and a 4 inch
    > reflector. Can I see the geosynch sats?
    > TIA
    > Ulhas Deshpande
    >
    >
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