It was highly improbable that the guard boat would carry an electron telescope.
Then the electron telescope revealed a stubby, rotund cargo-ship, about to land on Mekin.
The electron telescope could detect its larger planets, especially a gas-giant fifth-orbit world of high albedo.
From this distance, though, even with an electron telescope, Calhoun could see no movement of any sort.
He'd watched the ground through the electron telescope and he had a mental picture of the city from the sky.
It was highly improbable that the guard-boat would carry an electron telescope.