Newbie finally getting it right

From: Geoff Nelson (
Date: Tue Apr 06 2004 - 03:05:21 EDT

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    I just wanted to say thanks to all who offered comments and advice 
    about a month ago when I asked why I was not spotting anything. I am 
    getting my prediction and observations done. At the moment no timing 
    or anything like that just check what there is to look for and then 
    step outside and find it in the sky.
    The main problem I discovered was using a planetarium program and the 
    reversal of the sky east and west. I could not get my brain around 
    that. I now use Mike McCants Quicksat and then go and look at the 
    predicted alt az position and there is the satellite. Sadly to say 
    there has been more cloud than sky on most evenings that I have been 
    free to observe. 
    I will start looking at doing timing and such things now. I have 
    downloaded ObsReduce and will play with that for the next couple of 
    weeks until I get that right.
    Thanks again for the help of the list.
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