Re: Books about satellite observing

From: Francisco Ocaña (albireo3000@yahoo.es)
Date: Sun Mar 13 2011 - 13:00:21 UTC

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    Thank you Brent, Giuseppe and Ted!
    
    It seems there are no new books. I hope someone may snatch up the glove!
    
    Best,
    
    Paco Ocaña
    
    El 12/03/2011 0:25, Brent Gordon escribió:
    > 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
    >
    > Brent
    >
    > On 3/11/2011 1:20 PM, Francisco Ocaña 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 don´t want a book focused in pure orbit
    >> determination (methods, statistics, etc).
    >>
    >> I enjoy a lot reading Ted Molczan´s posts but as a newbie I don´t 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 Moore´s
    >> series or the Astronomers´ Observing Guides.
    >>
    >> Thank you very much!
    >>
    >> Paco Ocaña
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