direct tv satellites

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Fri May 10 2002 - 12:24:09 EDT

This morning I saw two direct tv geo sats in my 70 mm refractor.

One of them was


the other was either

DBS 2 or DBS 3

They were near the limit of my scope.

I had to add add some data into the skymap satmag.dat file, in order to get 
a satellite to show up using the all satellite search option

For example

1 27414U 02019A   02128.39914873 -.00000173  00000-0  00000+0 0   203
2 27414   0.0149 327.5463 0001621  56.9799 322.2067  1.00272670   297

If I set the mag value to say 45.0 , it doesn't show up when using the all 
satellite search. If I set it to say 42.0, then it shows up.

So now to enter some fake mag data for the geo sat's to be sure they will 
show up.


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