RE: Photos of shuttle

From: Roger Rice (
Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 16:59:34 PDT

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    My neighbor and I went outside and watched the shuttle and iss pass by here
    in Ashburn, VA from 1944L to 1948L until it passed into the penumbra shadow.
    Was not really bright, had a magnitude about that of Polaris.  Very
    impressive though.  Used Heavens-above, Nasa real time tracking and my
    company's satellite orbit analysis program to check it out.
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    Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 7:21 PM
    Subject: Photos of shuttle
    OK...may have asked this question a year ago, but need a refresh!:
    First, can large bright sats (Shuttle, ISS and Mir) be PHOTOGRAPHED? (as
    opposed to video).
    second....what films, exposure times, etc. I have the Meade LX-10 (8 inch),
    variable-zoom camera adapter, and 26mm eyepiece. (I can take photos with
    the camera or eyepiece projection too). Which is best. Dont forget, Im doing
    this hand-tracked. Hopefully I can try for STS-92/ISS. Ill go out tonight
    (7:45 eastrn, NYC), with the telescope and try with the camera/
    least to see what it looks like, maybe try a snapshot, ASA 800 film @ 250th
    second. Ill post later to let everyone know my obs. -Ben
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