Re: Newbie Query: Seeing Geostationary Sats

From: JAY RESPLER (jrespler@superlink.net)
Date: Tue Aug 07 2001 - 00:02:48 PDT

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    Atul Sowani wrote:
    > 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).
    
    The sat may not move, but the earth and stars do. I find sync sats by following
    a star pattern till the sat drifts into view. Then leave the scope on it, and
    the stars glide past.  You definitely see relative motion.
    
    -- 
    Jay Respler
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