By first focusing the camera on a very distant object you can get it to recognize that focus to infinity is required.
With moderate magnefication such as zoom camera lens and binoculars you can see structure in large objects in lower orbits. This is the case for the international space station which looks like a moving star and is often the brightest star in the sky.
When objects such as the space station are observed they may appear to vanish when they move to where they fall in the earths shadow. While we are in darkness objects in orbit are lit by sunlight and that is the only reason we see them at all.
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