Re: MIR-Atlantis

From: Astronomy Ireland <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 16:15:38 -0400

On Wed, 28 Jun 1995, Alphonse Pouplier wrote:

> With Gerhart KLAUS and Dany CARDOEN we intend to make:
> 1) Me: Videos (automatic tracking on MIR in a field of 3 deg.)

Won't that be too small to show detail on either craft?
I assume you just want to show the pair next to each other?
You can do that with an untracked camcorder zoomed in and just sitting on
a tripod (better if you piggy back on a scope with its polar axis aimed
at the pole of the great circle that defines Mir's orbit across the sky -
I think I posted my formulae for this a few days ago - ask if you want it

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