Looking up at the spy

in robotics by the machinegeek | 1 comment


When spy satellites peer down at you from over head, what can you do? Well, if your’re Thierry Legault and Emmanuel Rietsch you look back! The pair of enterprising Frenchmen have modified a consumer-grade telescope, added a small motor, hand-held controller and a video camera. The result is a do-it-yourself satellite tracker capable of recording the movements of America‚Äôs most secretive spacecraft.

You can check out some of their photo trophies at Thierry’s website.

Via Wired.

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  1. mario cendo says:

    hi, Thierry and Emmanuel im Mario 48 year old from outback Australia I have a poor mans version , a1.5 metre dish with LNB that runs to a satellite meter finder then to 12 volt battery with copper to + and wire mesh to – and a 8 in -200mm meade telescope , my goal to photogragh the ISS and a GEOSTATIONARY can you give me some tips, mush apprieciated.

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