RE: Space Station predictions by... phone

From: Ciprian Sufitchi (ciprian@sufitchi.com)
Date: Thu Oct 25 2012 - 04:43:21 UTC

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    I am sorry, I just noticed this reply, thanks for your comments.
    Being a casual astronomy observer I sometimes find myself close to the field
    unable to get ISS passes without internet connection. I am not a smartphone
    enthusiast. My only option is the cell phone. Also, the service may be
    useful for those driving a car. I published the phone number on the web
    site, but the amount of callers is not impressive yet, which is good because
    I will not have to pay that much :)
    
    Thanks again!
    Chip N2YO.com
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: seesat-l-bounces+ciprian=sufitchi.com@satobs.org
    [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+ciprian=sufitchi.com@satobs.org] On Behalf Of
    joseph daniel
    Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2012 2:37 PM
    To: SEESAT
    Subject: RE:Space Station predictions by... phone
    
    
    Hi Chip N2YO.com :
    
     Yes , I think it's a great idea . Many times I've found myself under a
    perfect night
    sky kicking my butt because I either forgot to check ISS Sighting times and
    exactly
    where it would be appearing , or just did not have access to the internet in
    order
    to check it that day .
    
     Sometimes also , I simply forgot the sighting times because I had a couple
    Iridium
    Flare times also rattling around in there as well .
    
     In Canada we can purchase phone cards that allow us to call anywhere in the
    world for
    around 1-2 cents/minute . A $5 phone card will usually last me 6 months or
    so . Many
    have long distance plans with X number of minutes to burn every month too .
    
     I'm guessing many here have the times already predicted on their laptops or
    smart phones,
    for weeks to come , from various sources . Still , I think this idea could
    be useful
    for many others like myself , who don't own a smart phone or have the
    ability to surf
    the net from the great outdoors .
    
    Cheers
    gc 		 	   		  
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