Re: New Subscriber

Sat, 20 Jul 1996 18:42:15 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 19 Jul 1996, Don Heller wrote:
> SatSpy & some elsets.  Works great.  Is this the best tool for the job?
> I'm only interested in naked-eye visuals.  Any advice about the best
> tools & filters is much appreciated.  Some of the seesat users impress

I feel that QUICKSAT is the best prediction program.  Use VISUAL.TLE and 
the magnitude filter in QS to just get the passes you're interested in.

Aside from that, I've had discussion with some friends here about what 
should be in VISUAL.  I don't think that visually interesting, but not 
visually bright, should be in a list of bright, naked eye visual sats. 
The comment above about interest only in naked-eye visuals supports 
this.  That's exactly what I intended VISUAL to be:  The one source where 
observers like this can get elements for all naked eye sats without 
having to wade through all the other interesting, but fainter, sats.

Jay Respler
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