boy PAS 1R geo sat really moves video:)

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Fri Oct 21 2005 - 01:09:15 EDT

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    I thought I have some fun and try and get on video a geo sat, by attaching my video camera to the
    end of the telescope.
    I aimed it up at PAS 1R ( 26608 ) seeing it was bright on the tv screenm using the 50 mm F1.4
    lens. So I removed the camera from the top of the scope, and put it into the telescope's focuser.
    My scope is a skywatcher 70 mm F12 refractor, so it's focal length is 900 mm. When I use the
    camera at the end of the scope the feild of view is approx 12 arc minutes across give are take a
    few arc minutes.
    The fainest star I could see when looking at the tv was approx mag 9.7
    I can't wait to try it on my new toy, a celestron Nextar 102 SLT. It's a 102 mm F6.7 scope. So
    it's focal length is 660 mm. Means I'll have a slightly  bigger feild of view, and more light
    being collected to let me see fainer.
    Here's PAS 1R as it passed a bright star
    TYC 4695 949 ( tycho star catalog )
    Right ascension: 02h08m31s
    Declination: -06 40' 40 "
    Visual Mag +6.5
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