[amsat-bb] Re: Orbitron Help
jonny290 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 18:21:15 PST 2007
I had considerable problems with Orbitron during our recent 'time zone
One thing to suggest is to right-click on your system clock and "Adjust
Date/Time..." then go to the "Internet Time" tab and sync with one of
the listed NTP servers. This will set your PC clock to +/- 1 second or
so of proper time.
Also ensure your time zone is set - since we're past all possible time
changes, you need to set it 'correctly'.
Finally, make sure the Orbitron time zone settings are correct.
> If the satellite position is same in the two predictions, but the
> azimuth and elevation are different, then the difference must be in
> the position of YOUR STATION. Perhaps you have entered the station
> position incorrectly? I'm not familiar with Orbitron, but a common
> problem with many programs is confusing east longitude with west longitude.
> On the other hand, when you say "they look the same by eye", that may
> not be the best comparison method. How accurately have you set your
> PC's clock? Low orbiting satellites move over your station quite
> quickly. You want time to be set within a few seconds of the correct
> value. You don't want to be a few minutes off.
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