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News:

22nd april 2014. Heavensat 2.4.6 released
1. TLE download form Space-Track and McCants restored

      Heavensat - program for visual observing of artificial satellites. Heavensat shows satellites on local horizon of observer relative to bright stars in given moment of time. Also available some additional tasks: passes prediction, calculation of satellites near bright stars, Sun/Moon/planets transits and Iridium flares.
      To run program satellite data is needed, which can be got from site www.space-track.org or from —elesTrak.com. Also recommended to download information of satellites magnitudes, which available on site Mike McCants, direct link to file - mcnames.zip.


Heavensat
Link
Size
Date
Heavensat 2.4.6
9.9 MB
22.04.2014
Heavensat 2.4.6 patch over version 2.4.1
980 kB
22.04.2014
Heavensat 2.4.1
9.9 MB
09.07.2011
Additional star catalogs
Link
Size
Date
SKY2000 Master Catalog, Version 4
5.8 MB
16.10.2007
Tycho2
41.6 MB
16.10.2007


Useful links:

www.heavens-above.com
Interactive site, which produces satellites prediction on star chart, iridium flares and many more.

Mike McCants Satellite Tracking Web Pages
This site about visual satellite observing. Here available elements of classified satellites and information about brightness of approximately 1500 objects.

Visual Satellite Observer Home Page
The site is devoted to subjects of visual satellite observing. A lot of useful information and links on other sources.

Starcalc
StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium and star mapping program.

Cartes du Ciel
Another good planetarium program, which gives a lot of information, fast and easy to use.

Orbitron
Popular satellite tracking program. Has all basic functions. Multi language support.

WxTrack
Satellite tracking program, can make images produced by satellites when scanning the ground and many more.

SatScape
Another satellite tracking program with nice interface.

Dimension 4
Synchronizing watch with atomic clock via Internet.


Locations of visitors to this page

Alexander Lapshin, heavensat@mail.ru
Last update 22 april 2014