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Re: High of Satellite to be in sunlight



Hi All,

Many thanks to all those of you that replied to my question direct and via
the list.

I forgot to mention that I use Orbitron and find it one of the better
tracking programs that I have tried.. we all have our own software that we
prefer and this is mine. One thing I didnít know is how accurate the shadow
was on the map, IE was it just for the sun on the earth more than if the
satellite is illuminated, as I know that early evening passes for the ISS
can be seen by the naked eye and therefore, even though I am in darkness,
the ISS isnít?

Perhaps I am reading too much into all this and should just believe the
tracking program..

Thanks again for your help and understanding!

Chris  

-----Original Message-----
From: i8cvs [mailto:domenico.i8cvs@tin.it] 
Sent: 13 January 2008 18:37
To: Chris Bloy; 'amsat'
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] High of Satellite to be in sunlight

Hi Chris,

Use InstantTrack

Satellite Covisibility -- InstantTrack shows you when satellites can see
other satellites (i.e., when crosslinks are possible), when satellites are
in eclipse (in the shadow of the Earth), etc. This display, of course,
updates in real-time, so you can see crosslinks appear and disappear.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Bloy" <chris@photofuture.co.uk>
To: "'amsat'" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2008 5:20 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] High of Satellite to be in sunlight


> Hi all,
>
>
>
> Strange question, I guess partly related to wanting to work AO-7 later
this
> year. How do you know, or calculate whether a satellite is in sunlight
even
> if the prediction programs shows it to be out of sunlight on the map?.
>
>
>
> I.e. will the satellite be illuminated even though the earth in the
coverage
> area is not?
>
>
>
> I hope that makes sense?!
>
>
>
> Also, I have been trying to look in the archive and work out exactly when
> AO-7 will be in what mode during the passes over my QTH.. I try and use
the
> Planet Emily site and Oscar.dcarr.org, but it appears to be mainly in mode
A
> more then B?
>
>
>
> Finally, has anyone heard the beacon from her recently?
>
>
>
> Many thanks,
>
>
>
> Chris
>
> M0DQO
>
>
>
> IO90KU - UK
>
>
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