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Summary Output


Summary Output

The summary data provides summary information about all the sightings that have been identified. The table is composed of 6 columns:

  1. Satellite - This is the satellite that can be visible. It is presented exactly as viewed from the input tab.
  2. Local Date/Time - This is the date and local time (assuming that the GMT to local conversion value on the input tab is correct) is presented. Note that the time is given in a standard form using the AM or PM reference.
  3. Pass - This value provides an indication of how long the sighting will last. It is presented in a minutes:seconds format.
  4. Max El (deg) - the maximum angle (in degrees) above the horizon of the sighting. Note that this is the maximum elevation of the sighting - not the pass itself.
  5. Approach - This value provides the general elevation and direction to look where the sighting will begin. The approach is broken into two parameters - the elevation and the azimuth. Elevation is the angle between the satellite and the horizon and azimuth is the direction to look.
  6. Departure - Similar to Approach, but this value is where the sighting will end.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 09/23/2011
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