Re:Workimg with Skymap; was Superbird A for Thursday night, Nov. 1st

From: Ulhas Deshpande (dulhas@im.eth.net)
Date: Tue Nov 06 2001 - 11:11:54 EST

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    From: "Bjoern Gimle" <b_gimle@algonet.se>
    To: "Seesat-L" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Sunday, 04 November, 2001 13:59
    Subject: Re: Superbird A for Thursday night, Nov. 1st
    
    
    > Rob Matson's SkyMap. Technically very easy to make one chart - just run
    the
    > program and indicate name of a ConTroL file. Normally don't edit the ctl
    > file - there is a menu system for setting location, time, map projection
    and
    > centre, star and star name magnitude limit, TLE file, satellite
    > magnitude -elevation -range -perigee limits...
    > or which objects you want.
    >
     Thanks Bjoern
    I have downloaded the skymap from the link and am trying to make it work. I
    got the starmap and managed to manipulate its various options. I have also
    downloaded hip8.zip but I could not find Mag6.dat
    
    Can I use satbase.txt as the sattellite ephemeris file? Skymap seems to want
    Nasaxxx.txt as the ephemeris file.Where do I find it?
    
    It sure is a powerful program with many options and variations. Hope i
    manage to exploit the features it provides.
    
    Thanks to you and Rob Mateson
    
    Ulhas Deshpande
    Nagpur, Central India
    21 08 30 N,79 03 08 E Alt 247 m
    
    
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