SV: Orbit's pole

Bjoern Gimle (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 11:32:00 +0200

Frank Reed <>
>choose three points along its path and calculate the center of the =
>circle through these three points.  Align the polar axis of your =
telescope to
>the center of this circle, and the declination settings for the =
satellite at
>these three points will be equal for the three chosen points.  The =
>setting will vary somewhat at other points, but only a fraction of a =
This is the technique used in the short version of the pole.bas program =
I have.
The long version does least square fit to (three or) more prediction =