Re: OT - Feature wish list

From: Alan Madill via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:57:19 -0700
I'm working on the code that will project the track against the chart view and 
the background stars.  Which would be more useful, a track in alt/azm or one in 
ra/de?  If you turn on tracks in the chart view of HeavenSat the track remains 
fixed relative to the alt/azm grid and if you zoom in to the south and watch the 
stars they drift past the track line.  If track was dealt with the same way as 
the star background it would drift by the alt/azm grid and remain fixed relative 
to the reference stars.

I would think that the latter would be more useful for the visual observer?

On 3/6/2015 1:21 AM, Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l wrote:
> Greg Roberts via Seesat-l schreef op 6-3-2015 om 8:51:
>> One thing I would like to see in software that I have not seen yet is the
>> ability to display a satellite track against star background as a function of
>> the error in the prediction - i.e if the satellite is expected to be say 10
>> minutes early then display this track as well as the predicted track - in fact
>> it would be nice if the time offset could be something requested by the program
>> whilst observing.
> I second this: this would be very useful. Cees' software can do this but it 
> runs under Linux.
> - Marco

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