Re: Geosat visibility over Europe.

Tue, 25 May 1999 23:47:10 -0400

John locker wrote:
> I have been trying , over the last few clear nights we have had, to snatch
> a glimpse of the Astra group of satellites(19.2 degs east ) from here in
> far ,no joy.
> In theory , it should be possible to spot them with a good pair of 8X30
> bino's....but I wonder if I am wasting my time.
> Has anyone else on the list managed to see the group  , or even captured
> them on a timed exposure?

Bruno Tilchner has seen and reported on them several times.  Don't know
if he used binoculars though.
Jay Respler
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