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NAME

       seesat5 - provides satellite visibility information.

SYNOPSIS

       seesat5 [ report ] [ go <Label> ] | [ <command> ... ]

DESCRIPTION

       This  program  uses  the  sgp4  algorithm  provided by NORAD to produce
       position information on  a  satellite.  Seesat5  can  produce  tracking
       information  for  one satellite over a period of several days, or for a
       collection  of  satellites  over  that  period.  By  providing   filter
       conditions  seesat5  prints  out only those satellites you might have a
       chance to see rather than  all  the  satellites  that  pass  above  the
       horizon.

       Seesat5  is typically run by placing control commands into an init file
       called SEESAT5.INI. See  seesat5  (7)  for  the  description  of  these
       commands.   If  there is no init file Seesat5 will present the operator
       with a ’>’ prompt where  commands  can  be  entered.  From  the  prompt
       seesat5  will  begin  analysis  when  sufficient  parameters  have been
       entered to begin the run.

       Seesat5 uses selection conditions to filter the data so that only  high
       and  bright  satellites are printed. Note that the selection conditions
       are used to select whether or not  the  current  passes  data  will  be
       printed.  If it is printed, then the complete pass data is printed. ie.
       all data from when the satellite comes over the horizon until  it  goes
       below.

       For  lines  that  satisfied ALL the selection conditions, a "+" sign is
       printed as the first character.

   Options
       report This option will disable  printing  of  report  records  in  the
              output  of  the  run.  These  include all command lines found in
              SEESAT5.INI or entered from the command line or the prompt.

       go     Followed by a label, this option  causes  branching  within  the
              SEESAT5.INI  to  begin  execution  at  the line following label.
              Branching occurs when the cmdline command  is  executed  in  the
              SEESAT5.INI file.

       command
              Most  of  the  commands  that can be found in SEESAT5.INI can be
              entered on the command line. If you desire the SEESAT5.INI  file
              to  execute  after  the  command  line  be sure to make the last
              command RET.

FILES

       SEESAT5.INI
              The control file for seesat5

       *.tle  Two line element files used by seesat5.

SEE ALSO

       seesat5(7), SEESAT5.INI(5), tle(5), cr(1)

BUGS

       Seesat5 is not always able to check data integrity.  Since  computation
       and output is driven by the data in the two line element, subtle errors
       in a tle can cause floating point exceptions.  In  addition  there  are
       several  commands  that  do  not  work  well together, like SHOWTLE and
       RUNTIME. Please report  any  problems  with  seesat5  to  Dale  Scheetz
       <dwarf@polaris.net>.