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Re: list driven tracking software



Joe -

If you know the RA & Dec (which probably change very slowly) you can use 
Nova for AutoTracking the Rosetta spacecraft.  Use Nova's "Extra" 
satellite, configured in Setup/Satellites/Config extra.

Joe Steinmetz wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am looking for some software that will accept a timestamped list of 
> azimuth and elevation settings to "drive" my m2 orion Az/El system. 
> The list of azimuth / elevation readings are output from JPL horizons 
> system and in this case represents the Rosetta spacecraft. Currently I 
> am manually moving the dish but I would like to automate the process 
> if possible. The format of the data looks like this:
>
> 2004-Apr-10 16:30 *m  144.9863  43.9854
> 2004-Apr-10 16:35 *m  146.5575  44.5347
> 2004-Apr-10 16:40 *m  148.1584  45.0616
> 2004-Apr-10 16:45 *m  149.7888  45.5650
> 2004-Apr-10 16:50 *m  151.4484  46.0443
> 2004-Apr-10 16:55 *m  153.1366  46.4984
> 2004-Apr-10 17:00 *m  154.8528  46.9268
> 2004-Apr-10 17:05 *m  156.5961  47.3284
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> I currently use Nova but could not find an option to allow input as 
> shown above.
>
> thanks,
>
> joe
> k6sat
>
>
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