Re: Iridium Flare Prediction Code

From: Bob Christy (rdc@zarya.info)
Date: Wed Oct 29 2008 - 21:15:48 UTC

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    Sebastian Stoff's tracking program "Orbitron" is capable of predicting 
    Iridium Flares and can also drive a mount:
    http://www.stoff.pl/
    
    Bob Christy
    
    
    
    John Burns wrote:
    > Does anyone have access to code or formulae for predicting iridium flares?
    >
    > I know of http://sourceforge.net/projects/iridiumflares/ but this is
    > Java, one of the few languages I'm not good with.
    >
    > Anything is appreciated.  I'm building a computer controlled pan tilt
    > base - I'm able to track a satellite given the Two Line Elements, but
    > I have no way of predicting in advance the flares (other then manually
    > from heavens-above).
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > John
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