From: Brad Young (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2008 - 13:51:34 UTC

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    Chris wrote:
    >The details page will be updated soon, so please bear with me until then.
    For geostationary satellites, which have passes >of essentially infinite
    length, a new kind of reporting table will be needed.
    Thanks again for a great product, Chris. Curtis, until then, may I suggest
    Highfly from Mike McCants or SkyMap from Rob Matson. Every clear night, I
    print LEO objects from H-A and use Highfly for elliptical objects like OGO-1
    (which I have not tried to see). 
    For MEO and GEO objects, as Bjorn said, H-A will not give predictions, but
    SkyMap will plot them for you. I have not had much luck with it (user error
    ONLY, not a critique). So, I print off the predictions and pencil a path
    into to my erasable copy of Pocket Sky Atlas. I generally don't try to see
    GEO objects on purpose, but if I find one flashing, I use Findsat (again,
    from Mike McCants) to ID it.
    Brad Young
    TULSA 1
    COSPAR 8336
    36.1397N, 95.9838W, 205m ASL
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