Re: SatSpy prediction software

Andre Beckus (
Tue, 26 Aug 1997 19:25:52 -0500

  I use Satspy and I think that it is very good.  I am still fairly new
to satellite observation, and I found out that Satspy was quick and easy
to use.  To be honest with you, I did not really try out some other
software (such as Skymap) too extensively before getting Satspy.  But
after trying out Satspy, I had already found what I wanted, a quick
method of generating sky plots.  You can generate the plot, quickly make
time stamps along the satellite track, and then just print it out.  I
did not want anything real fancy.  What I do is run a prediction of all
the satellites using Quicksat, then I pick out all satellites of
interest, and make a different plot for each one in Satspy.  But, that's
just my opinion.  Try it out and see what you think.

- Andre "Muad'Dib" Beckus