Re: Unidentified Satellites

From: Scott Tilley (
Date: Wed May 08 2013 - 06:39:07 UTC

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    Hello Mark
    You'd be better off starting from scratch and use an application such as 
    Heavensat and spend sometime confirming what you are seeing based on 
    current TLEs downloaded from SpaceTrack.   If you haven't signed up 
    please consider it.  Google SpaceTrack and you're on the way...
    Space Track offers a shortlisted list of bright objects so you can 
    confirm if you're tracking application is accurate and if you have 
    configured it correctly.
    Observation reporting formats and techniques used here on Seesat-L can 
    be found at and this would be a good place to start your 
    research into satellite observing.  Many of your questions are answered 
    here and will provide you countless hours of educational reading.
    As others have noted, posting meaningful observations that include time, 
    direction of travel with respect to reference stars and your geographic 
    location would help us identify the objects that vex you.
    Amateur satellite observing is a highly evolved art/science and a very 
    welcoming hobby for those willing to take a bit of time to do some 
    Scott Tilley
    On 5/7/2013 5:03 AM, Mark McCarron wrote:
    > I'm not running a radar, just a software simulation of USSTRATCOM data provided by AGI.
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