Tue, 14 Jan 1997 15:44:08 -0500 (EST)

Hello all, 

This is my introductory message to the SeeSat-L distribution list.  I 
suppose I should begin with a brief summary of my interest in satellite 

I first started observing satellites in 1987 when I was assisting with 
meteor research in Florida.  We routinely saw satellites towards dawn, 
and I was surprised at their visibility.  At first, my observations were 
purely accidental; the first satellites each night were the signal that our 
night of meteor photography was nearing its close.  Over the next year, I
found one of W3IWI's prediction models and constructed a simple program, 
and I got elsets for about 20-30 objects from Kelso's BBS.  Later, I developed
a more sophisticated program based on the SGP model, which I presently use.