Re: autotracking telescopes..

From: Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2003 - 17:40:13 EDT

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    http://www.meade.com/catalog/lxd55/lxd55_series.html with dealer
    referrals
    http://www.meade.com/catalog/autostar/497_autostar.html
    http://www.weasner.com/etx/autostar/as_pc.html
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LXD55telescopes/
    http://www.lxd55.com/
    http://www.meade.com/catalog/etx/etx70at.html
    
    http://www.celestron.com/prod_pgs/tel/nx_gt_index.htm
    
    Also more expensive models, and digital mounts only - costing more than
    the scopes above.
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "DAKSH" <daksh@vsnl.net>
    To: "Leo Barhorst" <leobarhorst@zonnet.nl>; "seesat-l"
    <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: den 5 augusti 2003 04:52
    Subject: autotracking telescopes..
    
    
    > 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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