autotracking telescopes..

From: DAKSH (daksh@vsnl.net)
Date: Mon Aug 04 2003 - 22:52:23 EDT

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    Hi all.
    anyone can direct me to some web page or  a person where i
     can get info about buying a autotracking telescope..?
    thanks
    dolly
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Leo Barhorst" <leobarhorst@zonnet.nl>
    To: "seesat-l" <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 11:57 PM
    Subject: Re: Iridium Flare In Daylight
    
    
    > At Eurosom 3 in 1998 in Edinburgh the whole group watched a -8 Iridium
    flare
    > from
    > outside the old observatory in the early afternoon. Alecture at Eurosome
    was
    > temporally
    > ajourned to watch the flare.
    > Using a compass and a elevation angle we were able to place ourselfs in
    the
    > shadow
    > of the building with the expected spot of the flare alittle bit above the
    > rooftop.
    > Someone was counting down the seconds and right on time the flare
    appeared.
    > For most of the group it was their first daytime Iridiumflare.
    > Great that Rob matson was with us proving his software in real time.
    > Bjorn Gimle videotaped this. The video shows the group wating for the
    flare,
    > the flare
    > itself and the cheers and enthousiame of all these observers.
    >
    > Perhaps Bjorn can put it on his homepage?
    >
    > Greetings
    > Leo
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Tom Wagner" <sciteach@mchsi.com>
    > To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 5:42 PM
    > Subject: Iridium Flare In Daylight
    >
    >
    > > Have any of you with a telescope capable of tracking satellites
    > > automatically ever tracked an Iridium satellite in a blue sky through
    its
    > > "daytime flare?"  Just curious.  I think it would make a neat video.
    > >
    > > Tom  Iowa  USA
    > > +   +   +
    > >
    > >
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