RE: skymap w/ satellite track prediction

Jeff Hunt (
Thu, 7 Aug 97 10:26:08

No need to apologize---we can all learn from questions.

One program that comes close is SatSpy V2.0 Windows program (it doesn't plot 
in real time).
Links can be found in the IBM PC section at:

Another is Alphonse Pouplier's DOS program "Mir", also found at the same 
This program does operate in real time.

I'm sure there are others I'm not familiar with.

-Jeff Hunt <>

--- On Thu, 7 Aug 1997 09:57:33 -0400  Eric Thayer <> wrote:

>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.