Re: Geo Sync's

Tue, 15 Jun 1999 00:25:11 -0400 wrote:
> Could someone tell me how you find where a geo sync will be?  Are drift
> rates/RA and DEC positions published?  Or do you use a special program to
> extract the information from a TLE?

I use HIGHFLY to make predictions for a couple of hours for each sync sat. I'll
look for them when they're predicted to be brightest. Looking at their path on a
star chart, I'll find when they will pass a naked eye star. Point the scope at
that spot and follow it till the sat comes into view (unless it's too faint to
be seen). Then just leave the scope on the sat.
TLEs are available same as with any other sat.
Jay Respler
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