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satellite database that I posted on the yahoo group
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:19:11 AM »
I am starting to get my scope ready for sat tracking again. I am looking for my satellite database that I posted on the yahoo group, I can't find it anywhere here, help, tia.

Another question: there was going to be updates to the GUI, any updates on that?

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Re: satellite database that I posted on the yahoo group
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 10:26:41 AM »
The files are still on the original Yahoo Satellite Tracker group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/satellitetracker/files

A new GUI has been developed but has not yet been released. There are some finishing touches that need to be done.

I have been working on the implementation of ASCOM into the Satellite Tracker application. A standalone test version is now up and running and now I must integrate this version into the actual Satellite Tracker application.

Right now I am in the process of relocating once again and when I am finally settled I will be continuing the work on ASCOM. After that I will be working on the TODO list.
Regards, John Eccles, Owner of Satellite Tracker Application, the Satellite Tracker Forum, and the Yahoo Groups called Satellite Tracker

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Re: satellite database that I posted on the yahoo group
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 04:22:22 PM »
Thanks for the link to the files, it says I need to be a moderator to be able to click and see the files.
The satellite database was in the database section and it is greyed out. I might have a copy somewhere, so not to worried about it.

I would love to work with you on the new gui testing,let me know.
wforacer@rocketmail.com
Thanks
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Re: satellite database that I posted on the yahoo group
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 07:39:37 PM »
Hello OZ

I sent your database in text form and  2 more repeats but had a server error.
I guess it was too many bytes long

Here is a shorter version


From around line 233974 of 389217 from John's all messages file.

Group: satellitetracker
Message: 4950
From: wforacer.rm
Date: 8/1/2009
Subject: Re: Iridiums

Heavens-Above is geared torward visual(brighter than mag 4.5), CalSky if set to astronomer mode will give you alot more data (and sats), and thats when i notice a big difference between the two sites.

I like and use them both.

IMO the best show is the tumbling Iridums, the different flash patterns are cool.

24836 IRIDIUM 914 1997-030A tum
24841 IRIDIUM 16 1997-030F tum
24842 IRIDIUM 911 1997-030G tum
24870 IRIDIUM 17 1997-034B tum
24871 IRIDIUM 920 1997-034C tum
24873 IRIDIUM 921 1997-034E tum
24967 IRIDIUM 36 1997-056C tum
25043 IRIDIUM 38 1997-069E tum
25078 IRIDIUM 44 1997-077B tum
25105 IRIDIUM 24 1997-082B tum
25319 IRIDIUM 69 1998-026A tum
25320 IRIDIUM 71 1998-026B tum
25344 IRIDIUM 73 1998-032C tum
25527 IRIDIUM 2 1998-066A tum

and my old fav, I have tracked this one for 24 minutes one night
16908 EGP/EGS (AJISAI) 1986-061A

this is a geo sync tumbler, no tracking needed
20667 INTELSAT 604 1990-056A ~5sec Mag-10 Geo Sat Flasher

The best way to get these tle's are to make a custom (configure)list at space-track.org, add them to your list with the 5 digit number, then goto "my favorite", then just copy and paste the tle's into notepad, save and load into ST.

One night I was tracking a tumbler and watching the flash rate in my LX200GPS-12" with my 17mm Nag at 174x at a dark sight. The flash pattern was slowly getting brighter, then all of a sudden a -8 flash (i guess) hit me, It was so bright it looked like it swallowed me :)

Hey Darwin, with your all day to do it, let us know if you cas see the ISS in daylight, some have reported this. :)

Good Luck, cant wait to see some of your movies. BTW, if you get some tumbler movies, CalSky is interested in them (this was 1 year ago)
Oz

PS, here is my complete list of favorites, its been growing latetly with input from other ST members.

Catalog Number Common Name International Designator Comments
60 EXPLORER 8 1960-014A
1932 THOR ALTAIR DEB 1965-072F
4221 AZUR (GRS A) 1969-097A
5729 AUREOLE 1 1971-119A
7003 AUREOLE 2 1973-107A
7337 COSMOS 660 1974-044A
12504 COSMOS 1275 1981-053A Dead tumb
12848 AUREOLE 3 1981-094A
16908 EGS (AJISAI) 1986-061A Ol Fav Flasher
20638 ROSAT 1990-049A
20667 INTELSAT 604 1990-056A ~5sec 10Mag Geo Sat Flasher
21701 UARS 1991-063B
23191 APEX 1994-046A
24836 IRIDIUM 914 1997-030A tum
24841 IRIDIUM 16 1997-030F tum
24842 IRIDIUM 911 1997-030G tum
24870 IRIDIUM 17 1997-034B tum
24871 IRIDIUM 920 1997-034C tum
24873 IRIDIUM 921 1997-034E tum
24967 IRIDIUM 36 1997-056C tum
25043 IRIDIUM 38 1997-069E tum
25078 IRIDIUM 44 1997-077B tum
25105 IRIDIUM 24 1997-082B tum
25319 IRIDIUM 69 1998-026A tum
25320 IRIDIUM 71 1998-026B tum
25344 IRIDIUM 73 1998-032C tum
25527 IRIDIUM 2 1998-066A tum
25544 ISS (ZARYA) 1998-067A ISS
25621 GLOBALSTAR M023 1999-004A Low earth orbit Spottted it 6-28-07 1.1sec rate
25646 WIRE 1999-011A
27841 MIMOSA 2003-031B
28642 DART 2005-014A
28941 CUTE 1.7 2006-005C
29157 KOMPASS-2 2006-019A
29653 TACSAT 2 2006-058A
29655 GENESAT 2006-058C
31140 NFIRE 2007-014A
31793 SL-16 R/B 2007-029B Zenit 2 Rocket Flasher
32482 SEASAT 1 DEB 1978-064S Large Sat
33392 BX-1 2008-047G
33442 ISS DEB (TOOL BAG) 1998-067BL ISS Tool Bag
33445 PSSC 2008-059B
34602 GOCE 2009-013A
34669 SOYUZ-TMA 14 2009-015A

=====================================================


Hello OZ

From around line 295594 of 389217 from John's all messages file.
 
Group: satellitetracker
Message: 6139
From: jimmyjujames
Date: 5/19/2010
Subject: Re: Satellite Tracking...

Hello David

A list of favorite satellites was placed in our Database Section by Oz.
Click Printable Report. I like that display the best.

Here is a list of their catalog numbers sorted numerically.
You can cut and paste into a submit box in space-track's configure my favorites and submit all at once.
From then on, you click My Favorites Page and get the most recent observed TLE's for your favorites. Cut and paste into a text file and open in SatelliteTracker.

5
60   Decayed
4221
5729
7003
7337
12504
12848
16908
20580
20638   Decayed
20667
21701   Decayed
23191
24836
24841
24842
24870
24871
24873
24946
24948
24967
25043
25078
25105
25319
25320
25344
25527
25544
25621
25646   Decayed
27841   Decayed
28642
29157   Decayed
29653   Decayed
29655   Decayed
31140
31793
32482
33392
33445   Decayed
34602
34669


jimmy

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From around line 364607 of 389217 from John's all messages file.

Group: satellitetracker
Message: 7471
From: jimmyjujames
Date: 10/11/2012
Subject: Re: Decayed Satellites

Where are those database satellites?

Look to your left below files and photos.

Click Database
Click Interesting Satellites

2 pages long with about 45 interesting satellites.

I think 9 have decayed and returned to
Earth (in a fireball).

OZ initially generated this database file for
all of us to use and add more interesting satellites.

If I'm correct and if it's okay with everyone, I would like to remove the 9 decayed satellites from this database file.

- - - - - - -

Repeating original message

I think the following 9 satellites should be removed from our database file.
All 9 have decayed and re-entered.

Each line contains:

common name
satellite number
launch date
Epoch (Today is epoch 12285)
Decay date


EXPLORER 8-; 00060U 60014A 12087.77141234 ; Decayed Mar-28, 2012
ROSAT------; 20638U 90049A 11295.95477602 ; Decayed Oct-23, 2011
UARS-------; 21701U 91063B 11267.10904230 ; Decayed Sep-24, 2011
WIRE-------; 25646U 99011A 11130.21694826 ; Decayed May-10, 2011
MIMOSA-----; 27841U 03031B 11345.75947207 ; Decayed Dec-11, 2011
KOMPASS-2--; 29157U 06019A 11362.09373240 ; Decayed Dec-28, 2011
TACSAT 2---; 29653U 06058A 11036.48491658 ; Decayed Feb--5, 2011
GENESAT----; 29655U 06058C 10216.61700559 ; Decayed Aug--4, 2010
PSSC-------; 33445U 08059B 10048.55178104 ; Decayed Feb-17, 2010


As always, I could be wrong again.
jimmy

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Re: satellite database that I posted on the yahoo group
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 07:44:23 PM »

Forwarding Darwin's list of LEO's

From around line 238682 of 389217 from John's all messages file.

Group: satellitetracker
Message: 5068
From: Darwin Teague
Date: 9/4/2009
Subject: Re: Satellitetracker software

Iridiums are easy, although somewhat dim. You may catch a flare someday though.

EGS is VERY interesting.

Here is a list of some lower orbit satellites that I use for practice. I'm
not sure all are visible, some are in polar orbits which make them much
easier to track than other sats (especially with a mount on a wedge). The
idea is that they move faster than sats in higher orbits.

60
3599 4221 5729 5730 7003 7004 7338 8063 8744 10582 11601
11765 12071 12139 12388 12389 12848 14483 14484 2318 20638
20774

20775 21701 21961 23191 23198
23279 23335 25391 25544 25646 26405 27104 27498 27841 28099
28442 28471 28642 28727 28753

28754 28941 28942 29157 29159 29247 29423
29480 29653 29654 29655 31140 33392 33394 33435 33445 33457
34602 34669 35641

At space-Track, you can go to "Configure my favorites page" and paste the list into
the window all at once.

most won't be bright enough to see in a camera, but hopefully they'll be
bright enough to see in the finder so you can practice tracking.


I've got nothin' to do and all day to do it. I'm retired.
http://negligentdischarge.com
http://loadmastervideos.com
http://darwinsastroworld.com/

Thanks Darwin

Jimmy
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Re: satellite database that I posted on the yahoo group
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 01:24:17 AM »
Hello OZ

You started this when you created that database for everyone a few years back.

How to generate 3 line TLE's for the following tumblers/flashers/ISS/special satellites from OZ

VANGUARD 1              ;    5
ST AZUR (GRS A)         ;04221
ST 5.5 AUREOLE 1        ;05729
tum 3.5 ATLAS CENTAUR R ;06155
ST 5.5 AUREOLE 2        ;07003
ST 6.5 COSMOS 660       ;07337
tum 4.0 UME 1 (ISS 1)   ;08709
tum 5.0 TIROS N         ;11060
tum 7.0 COSMOS 1275     ;12504
ST 4.0 AUREOLE 3        ;12848
tum 3.5 EGS (AJISAI)    ;16908
tum 2.0 SL-16 R/B       ;19120
tum 2.0 SL-16 R/B       ;19650
tum 2.0 SL-16 R/B       ;20625
tum 4.0 INTELSAT 604    ;20667
ST 4.0 APEX             ;23191
tum 6.0 IRIDIUM 914     ;24836
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 16      ;24841
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 911     ;24842
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 17      ;24870
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 920     ;24871
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 921     ;24873
ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR)     ;24883
ST 5.5 IRIDIUM 33       ;24946
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 28      ;24948
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 36      ;24967
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 38      ;25043
tum 5.0 IRIDIUM 44      ;25078
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 24      ;25105
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 69      ;25319
tum 5.5 IRIDIUM 71      ;25320
tum 5.0 IRIDIUM 73      ;25344
tum 4.5 IRIDIUM 2       ;25527
-2 ISS 18253.5584 ZARYA ;25544
tum 4.0 GLOBALSTAR M023 ;25621
NOAA 18                 ;28654
ST 2.0 SL-16 R/B        ;31793
TIANGONG-2              ;41765


5,04221,05729,06155,07003,07337,08709,11060,12504,12848,16908,19120,19650,20625,20667,23191,24836,24841,24842,24870,24871,24873,24883,24946,24948,24967,25043,25078,25105,25319,25320,25344,25527,25544,25621,28654,31793,41765

Login to Space-Track

https://www.space-track.org/auth/login

Click TLE Search

Copy and paste above comma separated sat id #'s into the Entries window

Select
Sort by NORAD_CAT_ID
Format 3LE
EPOCH Latest

Click Load Data

After a few seconds, your tle's will be generated and displayed below

Copy and paste your results into a file.  I call my file tle.txt  Remember where it's located.

Start SatelliteTracker
Click Open tle
Find and select your tle file (tle.txt)

Click window at right of Refresh List to view satellites
Select EGS, it's always a fun one to watch flicker across the night sky
Click Predict Pass to see when it's visible at your location.
Pass duration greater than 2 minutes
Check mark beside Exclude Daytime passes
May need to close and reopen Predict Pass to re-read any changes if something was changed.
You need to select a line before clicking World Map, Sky Map or add to view plan

Click Next 24 Hours to see if it's viewable tomorrow or the next day.
Click close when finished


Below Open TLE is Batch Predict
Click Batch Predict

Select start day and time
For the next 300 minutes (5 hours)
Pass duration greater than 2 minutes
Max Elevation greater than 20 degrees

I place a check mark beside Low Mod and High Altitude

Click Calculate
Wait for Calculate 1-38 of 38 objects to finish
Click Add to View Plan
Click Close

Click View Plan to see what's coming up when and where

Jimmy
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