Re: Nova for Windows

Mike McCants (
Sun, 5 Oct 1997 11:03:30 -0500 (CDT)

>I am surprised that so few people have mentioned NOVA

I downloaded the demo (which is fully functional).

The demo 4 instructions file was not found.

I gave it molczan.tle and it computed for 6 minutes.

I hit "ok" and it computed for another 3 minutes.

I still don't have a satellite prediction.

Now I clicked "one observer" and it won't let me compute
less than one day's passes and it's really, really, gone away.
(It's been more than 10 minutes now.)

I thought visible passes with a 1 minute step size seemed
reasonable before I hit the "ok" button.

But all I have to run it on is a Pentium 166 with 32 megs.