posted on May, 18 2006 @ 04:37 PM
Originally posted by V Kaminski
I was looking for a way to predict when whatever was overhead (previously I had to use spotty info from the Richmonf Hill observatory near Toronto).
Victor, have you tried Nasa's J-Pass 2.5
? It predicts which satellites will be visible on a given
time and date based on an observer's geographic location. The interface is a bit non-intuitive, but it is quite a useful tool.
Be sure to heed the following warning that is displayed on their webpage: "You must click the Option button, choose the "Control" tab at the
top, and change the Satellites selection to "All Satellite" or "Custom" to get any meaningful results. The default, "Shuttle/Station/Mir" will
not return any results, since NASA has consolidated Station and Shuttle tracking at the Human Space Flight Web site, and Mir is no longer in
(I missed that the first time through, and couldn't get the app to work.)
There is also J-Pass Generator
, which will predict sattelite passes for your locale
and e-mail them to you.
[edit on 18-5-2006 by Xenophobe]