Re: request for your help = a option I would like to see added to satellite tracker

From: Brad Young via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:02:41 +0000 (UTC)
 blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important;  padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Thanks to those who have responded. I think that previous discussions have helped a great deal, at least for me, to understand how planar searches work, what the geometry is, and even how to manipulate the elements to propose search elements varying the mean motion. What I was hoping to provide Argo Navis was an algorithm that allows the tracking software to run through those steps automatically. I could load up to 25 element set versions, but it would still require switching to the new "Object" which is really just the search object with a new mean motion. Those of you who do tracking, especially manually, will recognize that this is not a very practical solution in practice.My guess is that it would be easier to track the plane at a set point along a line as it rises or sets in the observer sky. In other words, you would invent a new object, whose track through the sky is really a collection of points on the plane.Hopefully this explains what I'm asking for, which may be drastically different than what Kevin asked for originally.Brad
 Brad Young Bright:20 x 80 Celestron binoculars parallelogram tripod Dim:22" f/4.2 UC Obsession _at_ 100x Numbers above and methods explained at: COSPAR 8336 =TULSA1 +36.139208,-95.983429 660ft, 201m COSPAR 8335 =TULSA2 +35.8311  -96.1411 1083ft, 330m
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