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

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:50:14 +0100
Hi Brad, Mike,

Mike informed me that I may have misunderstood your post, and it looks
like I have.

I had not realized that you were suggesting to convert the directions
(azimuth/altitude or ra/dec) for the plane scan into a TLE that can be
loaded by the software controlling your mount. The motion of the plane
scan point you want to look at is very different from the motion of a
satellite, so it will be very hard to convert those into a TLE that
will yield useful results.

Instead, I've just posted the first version of some software that will
compute the plane scan directions given some information (see My suggestion would
be to ask the software developers of the mounts that you are using to
see if they can read a list of positions (ra/dec or azimuth/altitude)
with specified times and use those to control the mount.

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