Quote:My 10" Atlas does a great job tracking satellites, so now and then I go out and bag a few. Last year at the Grand Canyon Star Party, while the other volunteers were showing off eye candy in the sky, I set up and tracked the ISS and Hubble back to back one night. With a big crowd all they could do was watch the Telrad, but the scope doing a fast slew across the sky and wait for the satellites to pop into view was quite a different experience with the other 54 telescopes on Saturn or deep sky objects.
Quote:Check out the SeeSat usergroup, they are serious satellite observers. I have completed the satellite observers pin from the Astronomical League and I still enjoy observing them. My favorites are the Lacrosse spy satellites and anything that are flashers/flaring.
Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it. - J. Robert Oppenheimer VISUAL -Orion XX12i -Orion 35mm Deep view, 26mm QC, 13mm Stratus -ES 9mm 100* ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY -Nikon D700, too many lenses to count -Astrotrac -Atlas EQ-G