The Skytrace Shows You the Path of a Satellite
The Single Skytrace is the window you will use most often for viewing satellites. This
window shows you exactly where the satellite is going and how it will appear in the sky.
The skytrace indicates the direction of motion with small arrows. You can can click on any
of the arrows or "tic-marks" to get detailed positional information or to
"drag-n-drop" a time label. Like the other SatSpy windows, this one is highly
of Single Skytrace Window
You can use this window to:
- Select elsets from user defined satellite groups.
- Select viewing locations from in-memory
- Complimentary Local Horizon window gives another view of
the same pass.
- View the motion of the satellite across the sky using the Animation
- Customize the colors using the Colors page of the SatSpy
- Rotate the sky image to suit your needs.
- Label the skytrace by clicking on a tic-mark and then dragging a time label to a
convenient location. Releasing the mouse button places the label connected to the tic-mark
with a dashed line.
- Send an image of the skytrace, with labels, to the current default printer.
- Open a Ephemeris Point dialog which allows you to step through
the skytrace, interactively, and find details on any point.
- Pick a different pass from the Pass List dialog which shows
all of the passes loaded for the window.
- Open an Ephemeris Data window showing the positional
information in a tabular form.
- Open a Viewing Opportunities Table to see a summary of all of
the passes available for this window.
- View the element set corresponding to the satellite in the
- Click on any celestial object (a star, constellation or a planet) to get its identity.
Last Update: 17 November 2000
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