Re: Amazing ISS Video (Thierry Legault)

From: Thierry Legault via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:19:34 +0200
Hi Thomas, indeed for solar or lunar transits you need no tracking 
(just ordinary sidereal or solar rate for better comfort), you just 
center the Sun or the Moon and wait for the transit. It's for night 
passage that you need fast tracking.


At 00:57 11/10/2014, Thomas Goodey via Seesat-l wrote:
>But actually, in the particular case of a video like yours, you
>wouldn't need any special tracking system, would you? The telescope
>is simply tracked at the Sun in the standard manner.
>Thomas Goodey
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