Re: OIG latest word

Sun, 13 Dec 1998 04:14:41 -0500

Eric Thayer wrote:
> For me, ballpark TLE's are good enough.  Once I compute the set of visible
> sat's for the night/morning, I extract the catalog numbers for them and use
> that to get the latest TLE's from the OIG and re-run the evening's/morning's
> predictions.

I don't understand your procedures.  For most naked eye visible sats, weekly
updates should do. Seems you're saying you make predictions, get the cat #
for predicted passes, get new elements, and make predictions again.  Is 
that so?  
For Visual sats, I update them all once a week, and that's it.

Jay Respler
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