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Satelite autoguider

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:22 pm
by Reylocs
I hope this is in the correct place. (New product ideas)
I would like to see someone make an autoguider that plugs into the autoguiding port of a mount that will track satelites. Is this possible? I know I certianly would purchase one. It seems like someone would have already made this if it was simple and cost effective. Thanks

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:46 pm
by dpanderson
Not a bad idea, although the slew rate you get through an autoguide port is not nearly fast enough to keep up with a satellite (unless it geosynchronous). If you have a GOTO mount, there is software at that is up to the task though!