Re: List of Bright Satellites - Why is it prepared Manually?

Bjoern Gimle (
Sun, 15 Dec 1996 17:56:04 +0100 (MET)

Dave Ziemann answered:
>>All of the filters,etc. described above can be predefined and stored in your
>>initialization file.  
to a request:
>>>May I briefly describe my fantasy satellite software? I cannot see why *any*
>>>user input is required after starting the application. Assuming that I have
>>>already configured my location and UTC-offset, and that the application
>>>comes with nice default "sight quality" cutoff values (eg for
>>>magnitude/elevation/visibility-time), then I want to immediately see a
>>>summary list of forthcoming time-ordered events, each event having a single
>>>local date/time and a satellite name. 
This is an attribute of all good programs. QUICKSAT has in a quicksat.ctl
file, which you set up manually ( I have many, for different purposes)
SkyMap has all settings for graphical display also stored in its .cfg
files, which are also updated with values selected during your prediction
run, if you so wish. The sequence of displaying charts, and producing
result lists and plot file can be entirely automated.
VIEWSAT stores all current settings within its own .exe file.

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