Re: Software ...

Date: Tue Sep 04 2001 - 02:28:50 EDT


Varol Okan wrote:
> Okay, by now I figured I am in the wrong group.

No, it is fine to discuss satellite related software here.

> 1) What Software are you guys using maybe a short why would be nice.

For regular predictions, QUICKSAT is the best, most versatile program. I have
not seen another program that gives all the observing information that QUICKSAT
does. Mike has been very cooperative in adding enhancements when requested.

For higher satellites, the companion HIGHFLY is what I use.

For a visual representation of a sat pass across the sky, SKY MAP is great. It
is also helpful to see what was in a certain area at a certain time.

To predict Iridium flares, there is IRIDFLAR.

I use many other programs for other purposes. What else are you interested in?

> 2) Where can I find a msg-bord that deals with the software side of satellite chasing. I.e. with bugs, new developements etc.

Our newsgroup sci.astro.satellites.visual-observe
would be a perfect place for that.
Jay Respler
   Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
           Freehold, New Jersey

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