Re: Books about satellite observing

From: Brent Gordon (
Date: Fri Mar 11 2011 - 23:25:15 UTC

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    A good one is Observing Earth Satellites by Desmond King-Hele.  It is 
    from 1983 and is available (used) on Amazon US and Amazon.UK.
    It tells you both how to observe and how to calculate orbits.  It has a 
    good explanation of what a plane search is (used to find satellites 
    which have maneuvered), which I didn't understand prior to reading this 
    book.  It might be just what you are looking for.
    Hardcover: 184 pages
    Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold (April 1983)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0442248776
    ISBN-13: 978-0442248772
    Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.7 x 0.8 inches
    On 3/11/2011 1:20 PM, Francisco Ocaņa wrote:
    > Hi list,
    > I have been searching books about satellite observing. I have found some
    > threads in this list about old books. Is there any new one? I am looking
    > for a book focused on the satellite observation. There is no problem
    > about the maths level, but I donīt want a book focused in pure orbit
    > determination (methods, statistics, etc).
    > I enjoy a lot reading Ted Molczanīs posts but as a newbie I donīt really
    > understand all the physics under his predictions, tips and explanations.
    > It would be nice to have a book such the ones of the Patrick Mooreīs
    > series or the Astronomersī Observing Guides.
    > Thank you very much!
    > Paco Ocaņa
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