[amsat-bb] Re: Neked-eye viewing

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 7 05:26:34 PST 2008

Hey Luc ... and all,

If you have it or have access to it, please see page 19 0f the May-June issue of The AMSAT Journal. There are folks keeping track of AO-40 and other "space debris." 

HamFi is a great idea!



-------------- Original message from Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca>: -------------- 

> On 6 Nov 2008 at 15:23, n3tl at bellsouth.net wrote: 
> I recently picked up a pair of Nikon zoom binoculars (10x-25x x 50mm) for 
> wide-field viewing, and I'm going to try to "find" our FM LEO 
> satellites in the night sky with them in the coming days and weeks. I will not see them from here with my naked 
> eye. 
> > 
> > 73 to all, 
> > 
> > Tim - N3TL 
> AO-40 is much bigger and at perigee about +-1000KM if i remember correctly i 
> don't even believe you will be able to see it and when i say "see it" i should better say swishing it as the closer you are the fastest he 
> will pass. 
> With all the rumours going around AO-40 couple of years ago. Nobody has never 
> been able to confirm if he is still in one piece or in pieces there is surely a way with the proper equipment to confirm this? Visually or by 
> other mean... If a spy satellite is able to see a text in the Pravda over the shoulder of someone, can they see on the other side! the 
> space one? 
> P.S.Could be we enter in some sort of Ham fiction HAMFI... 
> "-" 
> Luc Leblanc VE2DWE 
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