Re: Very Hi-Resoution Adaptive Optics Satellite Image

From: Richard Crisp (rdcrisp@earthlink.net)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2007 - 13:55:16 EDT

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    yes, quite frankly I've seen equal or better images taken with meade lx200 scts using webcams in the hands of a competant imager...
    
    no need to spend $27million to get such in-flight spacecraft shots from the ground.
    
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    >From: Jim Scotti <jscotti@pirl.lpl.Arizona.EDU>
    >Sent: Jun 21, 2007 10:10 AM
    >To: John Locker <john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk>
    >Cc: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    >Subject: Re: Very Hi-Resoution Adaptive Optics Satellite Image
    >
    >No, that was a misunderstanding - it wasn't the Starfire 3.5-m telescope that 
    >obtained those images, but a small amateur telescope and imaging equipment 
    >run by some staff there.
    >
    >Jim.
    >
    >On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, John Locker wrote:
    >
    >> He he....................now that,s what I call an image  :O)))))))
    >>
    >> I this the telescope that imaged Columbia during her last mission ?
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Philip Masding" <zen32156@zen.co.uk>
    >> To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    >> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 5:36 PM
    >> Subject: Very Hi-Resoution Adaptive Optics Satellite Image
    >>
    >>
    >>> Although the Russian images are impressive take a look at the image in the
    >>> PDF document referenced at the bottom of this web page
    >>> 
    >>> http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/track/starfire.htm
    >>> 
    >>> This was taken with a 3.5m American scope and is amazing.
    >>> 
    >>> Regards
    >>> Philip Masding
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