R: Re: New Web Site for Realtime Sat Tracking

From: satrack@libero.it
Date: Mon Jan 31 2011 - 08:36:08 UTC

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    Many thanks George,
    no problem to add the user location directly in the url (the system already 
    saves your
    last position so you don't have to enter it every time you load the page).
    The system computes flares from both active and spare satellites (marked with 
    + and S),
    and ignores the tumbling Iridiums. 
    Currently I have defined only 3 reflective surfaces, which are the 3 MM 
    Best regards,
    >----Messaggio originale----
    >Da: gr@gr5.org
    >Data: 30-gen-2011 17.11
    >A: <satrack@libero.it>, "SeeSat-L"<seesat-l@satobs.org>
    >Ogg: Re: New Web Site for Realtime Sat Tracking
    >Very impressive!  And useful to me.  I already added a link to this on my 
    >private home page and this is quite an honor as I only add about one link 
    >per year.
    >Of course I already have a simple feature request.  Please allow me to 
    >specify lat/lon in the URL as heaven's above does.  I want to be able to add 
    >something like &lat=40.5&lon=70.5 as I do with heavens-above.  You could 
    >have a "bookmark" button or something where it creates the url for me. 
    >Similar to google maps.
    >And a question - my understanding is that heavens-above only does *active* 
    >iridiums but the inactive ones flash just fine also.  Also heavens-above 
    >only does antenna flashes and not panel flashes (the program iridflar does 
    >active, inactive, antenna and panel).
    >Do you do the inactive iridiums and do you do solar panel flashes?  And have 
    >you removed the tumbling iridium(s)?
    >- George Roberts
    >-----Original Message----- 
    >From: satrack@libero.it
    >Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:23 AM
    >To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    >Subject: New Web Site for Realtime Sat Tracking
    >Dear list,
    >I am glad to announce that I started a new experimental service on my
    >web site for online satellite tracking.
    >The service allows users to track satellites, to predict their passes
    >and flares completely online.
    >It is possible to predict Iridium flares or see them either in realtime or 
    >simulated time.
    >The service is interactive and it allows the user to change the time to see
    >or past events.
    >Flares are represented graphically, particularly, it is possible to see the
    >ground track, which can help the user to identify the best location
    >(flare centre) for the observation (theoretically even at street level).
    >New functions are already planned and should be added soon.
    >The service is optimized for Firefox and Chrome. The following links allow 
    >to track the ISS, the NanoSail-D and the Iridium Satellites, respectively:
    >The service is still experimental! Your comments, suggestions and bug 
    >will be very precious!
    >Best regards,
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