Fw: Rentable web based telescopes for satellite viewing

From: Bjoern Gimle@GlocalNet (Gimle@GlocalNet)
Date: Fri Nov 06 2009 - 20:29:32 UTC

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    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Björn (Large mails) Gimle" <b.gimle@comhem.se>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 12:33 PM
    Subject: Re: Rentable web based telescopes for satellite viewing
    
    
    > SLOOH has a more flexible and lower pricing, but only .jpg/.png images. Some 20" scopes 
    > at
    > sites: Chile,Canary Islands,Australia
    > GRAS has only small wide-field scopes on the trial, FITS images + .jpg preview + log 
    > files
    > + scripts. Up to 16" in New Mexico and Australia.
    > http://www.slooh.com/specs.php
    > http://www.slooh.com/faq.php
    >
    > Kevin has shown good satellite tracks from SLOOH.
    > Despite ~15 runs (some multi-image) I have captured only three faint tracks, though some
    > runs may have missed the time.
    >
    > At GRAS, you have to pay $50/month or more to be able to reserve time in advance and run
    > scripts to make sure the images are taken at the right time.
    > It is easy to set a sequence of images with various binning, exposures and filters, even
    > without a script.
    > You have to pay more to be allowed unattended scripts.
    > If you don't use your monthly alloted time, it still accumulates,
    > but if you stop paying, the points accumulated will remain for a year, but are only
    > available for 30 days since last payment.
    > (You must resume payments to use more)
    >
    > At SLOOH, you must be at the 'console' and snap images as they are taken. All(?) are
    > single-color+combined.
    >
    > At both web sites, I found navigating the info pages (and menus) difficult before 
    > getting
    > used to them.
    > I can give some additional info that is particularly useful for satellite tracks, and 
    > not
    > so obvious.
    >
    > /Björn
    >
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
    > From: "daniel crawford" <djcunix@gmail.com>
    > To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    > Cc: "Bjoern Gimle@GlocalNet" <bg_26934@glocalnet.net>
    > Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 12:22 AM
    > Subject: Re: Rentable web based telescopes for satellite viewing
    >
    >
    > Astronomy.fm is offering a free trial to the site Björn lists below if
    > you sign up with them.  No charge.  I quote:
    >
    > "Registration does not require a credit card or any commitment from
    > you. At the end of your trial, you will be able to upgrade to a
    > full-use GRAS account that will let you access all of their
    > telescopes."
    >
    > http://astronomy.fm/galileo_nights_register.html
    >
    > Thought I'd pass this find along.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > 2009/10/21 Björn (Large mails) Gimle <b.gimle@comhem.se>:
    >> I have recently started an account at
    >> http://gis.global-rent-a-scope.com/Default.aspx
    >>
    >> but they are in New Mexico and South Australia, but have many good
    >> telescopes and logs+FITS+photometria image FTP service.
    >>
    >>
    >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Phelps Williams" <phelpsw@gmail.com>
    >> To: "SeeSat" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    >> Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 3:23 AM
    >> Subject: Rentable web based telescopes for satellite viewing
    >>
    >>
    >>> I am aware of the SLOOH (http://www.slooh.com) system but am
    >>> interested in other similar offerings out there. Is anybody familiar
    >>> with similar web based telescopes? Does anybody have experience /
    >>> opinions of these systems?
    >>>
    >>> I am interested in imaging satellites but would prefer to use a
    >>> telescope closer to the equator than SLOOH provides (22deg north).
    >>>
    >>> -Phelps
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