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Re: Accuracy of tracking programs



The Unix SatTrack program was originally written for (and its descendants
still do) tracking of big dish antennas for scientific satellites.
That sort of work needs accuracy in the 0.1 degree range.

The secret, of course, is up-to-date Keps!

Doug Braun
NA1DB

At 11:13 PM 6/7/01 , Joe Fitzgerald wrote:

>  The gist of the article is that he took a program that he wrote (available
>for free on his web site) and used some very fancy optical tracking gear to
>visually track a LEO bird and compared the measured results against the
>predicts from his program.  His results? Better than 0.1 degree error for
>the entire pass!

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