skymap w/ satellite track prediction

Eric Thayer (
Thu, 7 Aug 1997 09:57:33 -0400

Sorry for the newbie question, but hopefully someone else wanted to ask
the same question.  Does a program exist for the PC that prints a skymap
w/ a satellite track w/ position times?  Or better yet, a real-time
planetarium-type program with the satellites position against the
background sky noted.  I've been using quicksat, stsplus and skyglobe to
help me find targets, but unless the object is quite bright I frequently
miss them.

BTW, the skies have been great here in Vermont (5-6 Aug).  I can easily
see the Milky Way (it is usually too light polluted in Pittsburgh, PA to
see it).  Some of the Perseid meteors have been well worth the wait as