RE: Satellite lunar transit

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Sat Aug 18 2001 - 19:08:07 PDT

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    Bruno wrote
    I am not questioning sunlit satellite transits which are fairly
    They may be easy, but for me it depends on what type of equipment I have.
    I only have a pair of 10*50 binoculars so I have to wait awhile for the 
    right sat to come by, and on the right day.
    If the sat's to faint I won't see it.
    If the moons to much lit, then there is less area of where the sat could be 
    seen against the unlit portion of the moon. It happens so fast, I could miss 
    it seeing the sat on the dark area of the moon.
    Because the conditions where right on Aug 13 I finally saw my first sunlight 
    sat transit.
    As for trying a unlit sat transit across the sun and moon, I will need a 
    I will try for them once I get the scope I wan't.
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