Re: Telescope Recommendations

From: Bjoern Gimle (
Date: Tue Oct 31 2000 - 22:50:01 PST

When I upgrade from 7*50 binoculars it MUST be computer controlled.
Depending on economy, it could be a dobsonian with cheap (or home-built)
electronics, or a Meade ETX, or even a Celestron or VIXEN.

If I want to observe an object that doesn't have recent elsets, like
springtime KH's, and/or high drag, I may have to search for 10-100
minutes, during which time the Earth's rotation shifts the track.
If I have to refer to star maps/notes every few minutes, I can easily
miss it.

Also if I want to concentrate on flash measurements, or many positional
obs, or satellites that are too faint except every minute or so....

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> I use my 8" with digital setting circles to view most of the satellites
> I observe.   If ever the satellite tracking capabilities become useful
> I might upgrade.

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