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Alkassim

Can I track satellites using AZ GTi mount?

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Gentlemen,

I'm using AZ GTi mount, SkySafari Pro, and Nikon P1000. Is there a way to track satellites? I do have the connection cable from the camera to the mount. But use it for shooting through SkySafari. 

Any thoughts would be highly appreciated

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As far as I know satellites move to quickly for the sort of telescopes that we have, but I could be wrong.

There are some scopes, but I think they cost a lot of money.

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Hi @Alkassim and welcome to SGL. :hello2:

What 'scope/OTA do you own ?

I think the best method maybe to somehow make some kind of manual tracking mount. I have seen a few youtube videos of some SCT's manually tracking, with some success tracking the ISS/Zarya. Other satellites will be to small to decern any features, other than a point of light.

I get a buzz when I see one whizz across my eyepiece field of view and find it very relaxing on an english summer evening, laying down and tracking them with a pair of binoculars; watching the brightness increase/decrease as it tracks across the night sky. 

🛰️  :earth: 📡 

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best bet are gotos they have a list to see satellites

u could use a st scope which gives u a wider fov to track it easier but u wiont see detail just a star moving

joejaguar

 

 

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From my understanding and experience, the Goto will take you to the satellite but won't continuously update and track it, even if the mount is capable of keeping up.

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40 minutes ago, Cornelius Varley said:

Not sure how relevant this is but if you have a laptop and Synscan handset this piece of software will track satellites Satellite Tracker

I used to use this software with my LX200 classic years ago and worked well. Has anyone tried this with the GTi?

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