FW: Yet another method for imaging satellites

Ted Molczan (molczan@fox.nstn.ca)
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 07:04:55 -0500

Jay Respler wrote:

>1997, Allen Thomson wrote:
>> It's getting a little hard to keep track of methods for obtaining
>> high-resolution images of satellites using ground-based telescopes.
>Has anyone tried for real goodies like Lacrosse, KH, Noss?
>If not, why not?

They have been imaged by hobbyists, but they
refuse to release them to the world. There
are two possible reasons not to do so. First,
one may wish to uphold his or her government's
desire for secrecy (in which case one should
not look at them in the first place), or one
may be using equipment that belongs to a 
federally subsidized public institution, and
fears retribution at budget time.

Sooner or later, some without those inhibitions
will come forward with images.

Clear skies!
Ted Molczan