Re: exciting observation

Ron Lee (
Sun, 07 Feb 1999 15:11:45 -0700

At 08:37 PM 2/7/99 +0200, you wrote:

>I wonder, is this a common sight ?


>As I am new to this hobby, may I ask which is the preferred software (least
>confusing) to use for pass predictions, and where the best place is to get
>the tle files. Something I'd really like to eventually progress to, is to be
>able to find and view geostationary satellites through a telescope. Is this
>tricky ?

Try this site:

you will find links to software and element sets.  Try various programs
to find the one that suits you. I typically use Skymap but also use
STSPlus and Traksat.  Seems that Satspy (commercial software) may have
lots of neat features.  Many folks here like Quicksat as well.

Ron Lee