Predictions for Europe at the SeeSat archive

From: Bart De Pontieu <BDP_at_MPE.MPE-GARCHING.MPG.DE>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 20:18:22 -0400

For those of you who don't like to cook up their own predictions, there is
good news. Neil Clifford and I already provide daily updated predictions of 25
bright satellites for 18 European cities on our Web-pages. We have now
developed software that will also put these predictions on the SeeSat-archive,
on a daily basis.

Predictions of 25 satellites are available for the following cities in
Europe :

   * Athens
   * Berlin
   * Bordeaux
   * Budapest
   * Cologne
   * Copenhagen
   * Dublin
   * Edinburgh
   * Geneva
   * Helsinki
   * Lisbon
   * London
   * Madrid
   * Munich
   * Paris
   * Reykjavik
   * Rome
   * Warsaw

How can you get the predictions ?

If you live in the vicinity of say Munich, you should send a message
with Subject: archive get pred/Munich
The software will then automatically send you back a file of about 30
Kb containing up-to-date predictions for the satellites listed below,
and for Munich.

Similar commands can be sent for the other cities in the list above.
Don't forget to capitalize the first character of the city name!

If you are only interested in the MIR space station, send a message
with Subject: archive get pred/Rome.16609
if you happen to live in Rome. 16609 is the USSSPACECOM number of the
MIR space station. If the Mir-file is empty, this means that MIR is
currently not visible from your location.

These predictions were originally calculated for the Prediction Page of
the Visual Satellite Observer's Home Page on the World Wide Web. You
can find them at the following URL:

If you live in the US, you might want to check out Manfred Bester's Satellite
Passes Page. It contains predictions of bright satellites (MIR, Shuttle, Hubble
Space Telescope and Gamma Ray Observatory) for 36 major cities in the USA.
It can be found here :

As an alternative you could try one of the web based predictors to which you
can feed your own location. More details can be found on our Web pages.

You can also get the orbital elements that were used for our predictions,
by sending a message with Subject: archive get pred/tle
to the address mentioned above.

To receive more details about the prediction format and about the predicted
satellites, send a message with Subject: archive get pred/
to the request address.

Received on Thu Jun 01 1995 - 19:25:29 UTC

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