Optical Fields

sbolton (sbolton@nbnet.nb.ca)
Sat, 15 Feb 1997 19:58:04 -0400

I just read the post of the bright geosynch. flasher.
I want to post a brief note of information for those seesat members who may
have little familarity with telescopic observations.
Various optical systems usually present a view of the sky which can be both
reversed( east-west) and inverted(north-south).
Many posters to a group like sci.astro-amateur are reporting telescopic
observations and are FAILING to note that their view is inverted( for example).

Thus whenever I can't make sense of an observation, usually what satellite
passed through my field of view, I question the observer on this issue.

Just a note for the interest of the group.

                      On Prozac till the sky is clear...

                       Sreve Bolton