Satellite Spotting 101: Software and Basic Gear.
Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:38 AM
By Obin Robinson
Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:16 PM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:27 PM
I am glad you enjoyed the article. Clear skies to you!
Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:49 PM
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:07 AM
One thing I did last night for example is view most of the satellites through a 9mm eyepiece. I tracked them all in the ST-80 on the camera tripod easily. The flare off of the ISS was so bright last night that I wish I had a moon filter handy! It was at least -8 if not brighter!
Stay tuned and clear skies to everyone!
Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:32 PM
Is it possible to track the satellite with a GOTO mount? I do not own a small tripod setup like a versa mount, so is it possible? are any satellites in higher orbits that have slower rates of motion that you can use the slewing speeds on your mount to follow across the sky??
Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:55 PM
It is possible and some mounts like the LX200 even have dedicated satellite tracking software available for them. I have tracked satellites using my lxd55 and my ds2000. The medium slew speeds were adequate. I will cover this in another upcoming article.
Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:55 AM
Thanks for the nice article. I've been using Heavens Above for years, and your post will help me expand in this area.
Looking forward to more,
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