skymap w/ satellite track prediction

Eric Thayer (eht@cs.cmu.edu)
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
well.

...eric