Re: Binoculars & Mag

Sat, 10 Oct 1998 01:50:55 -0400

Vitor Sexto Bernardes wrote:
>      How do I calculate how dim a satellite can be, still being able to be
> caught in my binoculars? For example, a 7x18 binoculars can acquire a
> satellite up to what mag?

That partly depends upon what your naked eye mag limit is. Here, it's about
4.2.  8x56 binoculars go to mag 8 1/2 or a little fainter.  7x18 probably
reach mag 7-8.

Jay Respler
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