NASA SkyWatch Table Tab Help
on a section of the user interface to provide detailed information.**
The Table Tab shows the
results of all NASA
It is divided up into three sections:
There are five push
buttons at the bottom of the Table Tab that allow the user to process
more passes or view the sky track.
- Next Pass -
This button will instruct NASA
to look for the next acquisition of the satellite at the current
observer location. The search will begin at LOS, which means loss
of signal, and proceed until the next acquisition has been determined.
Note that the table will be erased and the SkyTrack will be reset
with the new pass. You cannot process a preceding pass with this
button. To view an earlier pass, you will need to change the threshold
or vector time on the Input Tab.
- Next Sighting
- This button will instruct NASA
look for the next sighting of the vehicle you entered. NASA
will propagate forward and examine each acquisition and determine
if a sighting is possible. If so, then the table of digital data
will be filled out with the sighting.
- One of the more exciting features of NASA
This will instruct NASA
to show the SkyTrack display of the current pass. The sky track
is the path the satellite will take as it would look against
the stars as seen by the observer. This is an easier method
for looking for sightings as it gives the exact location against
known stars and constellations. Also included in the SkyTrack
is the horizon, the Sun and the Moon. Major constellations and
time tags are also included to help in finding the satellite.
Each of these components of the SkyTrack is color-coded and
can be changed from the default values on the Variables Tab.
button will stop all processing of NASA SkyWatch so you can enter
or change any input data. Processing will resume when you press
either the "Next Pass" or "Next Sighting"
- Print... - This button will open an additional
browser window that shows the digital data in an easy to read
table format. Note that you need to use your browser print function
to actually print a hard copy.