RE: Orbit's pole

Bjoern Gimle (
Sat, 25 Jul 1998 13:12:18 +0200

I have a 14 kb pole.exe and two versions of source code in QuickBasic =
4/14 kb from July 1995.
I don't remember if I wrote one or both (or even none!), but I know I =
did experiment with it.
The extended version calculates the best fit to several predicted points =
(assuming two or more).

Note that for best accuracy for a slow satellite, the program should use =
az/elev or Hour angle/decl. data,
since siderial time/R.A. changes during the pass, but the telescope =
polar axis doesn't move.