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PREDICT! Re: Long time eclipse prediction

Hi Chris, 

You can use PREDICT for this very purpose!   You can look days and months ahead to see when a satellite in in eclipse, how much illumination it should receive, etc.  It's really slick. 


Pick your OS, download, read a bit, and have at it.  

Thanks to Bruce WB9ANQ for directing me to this software just a few days ago and to John KD2BD for a great program! 


Mark N8MH 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Bloy" <chris@photofuture.co.uk> 
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 8:15 AM 
Subject: [amsat-bb] Long time eclipse prediction 

> Hi All, 
> I have never been able to get a straight answer on this one, but does 
> InstantTrack or any other program show you the long term 
> non-eclispse/eclispe period, or is there a way to calculate this? 
> How do we know that PCSAT and UO11 are going to HIT sunlight or not for a 
> period of time? 
> I can see from Orbitron the realtime, but not anything in the future? 
> Thanks, 
> Chris 

Mark L. Hammond [N8MH] 
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