problem solved

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Tue Feb 19 2002 - 05:34:04 EST

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    I no longer need to worry about trying to capture dos screens.
    I couldn't get it to work, but I am using a windows program that also shows 
    satellites. It is called virtual sky and I got it from here.
    It as accurate as skymap, but is a windows program.
    So I can now capture a screen off that and send it to the person who is 
    watching sats go across the moon.
    I had also tried to use a program called skychart found here
    For some reason, it is very bad at predicting satellite's
    Using the following sat
    COSMOS 2239
    1 22590U 93020A   02048.52840819  .00000168  00000-0  16032-3 0   859
    2 22590  82.9259 256.7967 0021660 246.8201 113.0677 13.75020641445697
    I get it going across the moon at 19:17:19 EST ( Feb 18 ) for my location 
    using skymap.
    When I tried it in skychart, it was way off in position. So it didn't go 
    across the moon in skychart.
    Using virtual sky I get the same transit time as in skymap, so I know that 
    program is accurate.
    But skychart was way off, for some reason.
    It computes the position of the planets very good, but seems to fail for 
    My location is
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W
    Would some try out skychart when you are free, and see what your results 
    are, in case I did something wrong using skychart.
    Thanks to all those who help me to try and capture dos screen's, while it 
    didn't work for me for some reason, I don't have to bother with it anymore.
    On a different note, I received my 70 mm refractor, so I can now watch way 
    more sat's going across the moon now.
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