Re: trouble plotting geosat with SkyMap

Date: Wed Nov 12 2003 - 14:05:47 EST

  • Next message: Matson, Robert: "RE: trouble plotting geosat with SkyMap"

    In a message dated 11/12/2003 1:34:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, "Thomas Fly" <> writes:
    >I used to pick out GOES
    Try Galaxy 11.  It's an easy target for a geosync.
    >Does anybody know what the problem is (I noted that SkyMap doesn't explicitly
    >list the SGDP model, but only SGP4), or can anyone suggest other programs or
    >online resources that can show the position of geosynchronous or slow-moving
    Try these settings:
    Under "Lighting Constraints"
    Dimmest Satellite mag = 35.0
    Under "Satellite Information"
    Trajectory Resolution = 1 second
    Tick Mark Resolution = 60 second
    Time Tag Resolution = 300 second
    NORAD Model = HANDE or SGP4
    Track Coordinates = Equatorial (** this is a must **)
    Under "Map Attributes" (My personal reference)
    Grid Spacing = Azimuth = 1 deg, Altitude = 1 deg
    Vertical Field of view = 10 or 15 for searching, 4 to 7 for plotting
    Good Luck.
    Guide 8 works well on Geosyncs too.
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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