Re: Geostationary Satellite Question

From: B Gimle @ComHem (@ComHem)
Date: Mon Mar 17 2008 - 16:43:13 UTC

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    Simply because your telescope/camera is not fixed.
    As the Earth rotates to the E, 1.5 degrees in the 6 minutes,
    your scope follows the stars that appear to move to the W.
    
    If you stop your mount, you will get nice bright geosat dots,
    with fainter star trails "moving".
    http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle/02252200r.jpg
    is one of my geoflare images, with a EOS 400D camera on a tripod, 60s.
    
    (This was posted soon after yours - but I was using my other
    'From' address, not the one I was connected to!)
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    >... My question is simply this: how can all of these satellites, whichever
    >one I captured, be moving across my FOV? I thought  this type of satellite
    >appeared to be hovering over one location? Software Bisque's TheSky
    >planetarium software even shows the geostationary satellites moving via an
    
    
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