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Offline Miguel Rivero

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ISS is not in the object listing and TLE update issue
« on: April 25, 2017, 09:22:48 AM »
Hi to all!
Over the weekend I work in the software and have already connected my telescope to Satellite Track and it is working.
I had found an issue displaying the ISS, being my main objective at the moment.
I will describe the process to download the files and making it working.
The process is as follow:
•   In space-track.org web I look for full-catalog and select three line option
•   Opens a new page and shows the TLE content
•   I do “save as” the TLE content and select C: SatTrak/Full-Catalog as a destination (so Full-Catalog is updated)
•   Then I go to “Satellite Tracker” and open TLE so it updates the objects as you can see in the following screen!
picture "uno"

 

As you can see I had defined my location properly and set up with Celestron CGE as you recommended.
There are some issues:
•   I think that the process for update is not very efficient, I do have to do file by file and can not see the ISS file itself in Space Track, as I said I do Full Catalog.
•   The other is that when I look in to the list of objects I can not find ISS to display the Data. ( as you can see in the following screen)
picture "dos"



Any suggestion and/or recommendation is appreciated. (Keep in mind that I am writing in a second language and I might not be totally 100% understood and/or Understand!),as well as I'm limited in may computer skils.

PD after I wired the telescope to my computer and selected an object like SkyMex being a stationary and select START tracking I do have response in the telescope, at the moment I do not know if it goes correctly or not, but that will be my next step.  Also for some reason I can not attach pictures.

John I do appreciate your support and thankyou to share Satellite Tracker  to us.
My best regards
Miguel.

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Re: ISS is not in the object listing and TLE update issue
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 10:56:00 AM »
You should really use the mechanism included in the Satellite Tracker program to obtain the TLE data. Please read the file contained in your Satellite Tracker applications download called "ReadmeWget.txt". Once you follow those instructions you can then use the "Download TLE" button on the Satellite Tracker applications window to get the latest elements. If you are only working with the ISS I suggest that you select the "stations.txt" item in the popup window for the "Download TLE" button.
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Re: ISS is not in the object listing and TLE update issue
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 12:31:43 PM »
I will look in to it! thanks.
Miguel.

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Re: ISS is not in the object listing and TLE update issue
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 12:59:40 PM »
I have seen the document and some things I can not understand!
Should I have to UnZip the wget-1.15-win32.zip file and execute?

When I try to download de TLE file and I do not get where to put username and password!  (Download TLE file picture)
Do not know what I'm doing wrong!

Regards.
Miguel.

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Re: ISS is not in the object listing and TLE update issue
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 06:21:15 PM »
Miguel,

You have to take your time and read the "ReadmeWget.txt". It provides the instructions on how to retrieve the orbital elements. Just follow the step by step instructions.
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Re: ISS is not in the object listing and TLE update issue
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 04:01:25 AM »
John, thanks!
I read the document, and it calls for edit a file, and to be humble, my computer skills are very limited so I had to find and understand how to edit a file, then it was very simple and now downloads automatically with no problem. (I'm not justifying my self but trying to understand something where the skills are limited and also in a second language, is not simple!)

Regarding the object listing, when I display the listing I can not see ISS, will that be because is not in visible? and will only appear in the listing when visible, is that correct?

Thanks again
Best regards.
Miguel.

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Re: ISS is not in the object listing and TLE update issue
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 09:17:55 PM »
The ISS will only appear in the listing if it is visible in your area.
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Re: ISS is not in the object listing and TLE update issue
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2017, 09:26:22 AM »
Regarding the object listing, when I display the listing I can not see ISS, will that be because is not in visible? and will only appear in the listing when visible, is that correct?[

Hello Miguel,
I realise this reply is probably too late, but even if the ISS is not visible at your location, it's current position is displayed on the World Map available to the right side of the Sat Tracker interface.
Cheers,
Jack