RE: Satellite transit question

From: Matson, Robert (
Date: Wed Jan 08 2003 - 19:32:56 EST

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    Hi Dale and List,
    > It would be nice to be able to run a batch "search" to see if any transit
    > paths go across a certain station, like my back yard, during a certain
    > period. I suppose the paths are a couple miles (and up) wide. Satellite
    > range divided by 115.
    Well, if you just want transits for one specific location, SkyMap
    already does this.  All-File search, lunar transit, 0.25 degree
    tolerance.  If you want transits that are reasonably close to your
    location, just loosen up the tolerance to a few degrees.  (SkyMap
    allows a tolerance of up to 5 degrees).  It won't show you the
    ground track of the transit, of course, but it will at least
    clue you in when something will be close.  --Rob 
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