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Tracking ISS I have successfully upgraded my Autostar to 4.2g. Now , I would like to try to track the ISS (Meade manual says you can do it). How do I get the relevant data into my autostar i.e. for my location? (longitude and latitude are keyed into my autostar) . Any help would be greatly appreciated. Conn

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  • galaxyman Aug 18, 2008

    Thank you for that most helpful suggestion. I have succeeded in getting the data into my Autostar. I await and look forward to some ISS passes and to trying to track it. Every time I learn something new about astronomy it opens up another exciting chapter. Clear skies!



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Two Line (orbital) Elements (TLE) loaded from your computer to Autostar will do it. You can get the TLE from ISS orbit
1 25544U 98067A 08223.18921414 .00008400 00000-0 64811-4 0 240 2 25544 051.6411 098.9613 0010451 052.2327 040.0128 15.72906000557033 This was for 08/10/08 and following days.You have to insert the TLE into Autostar by way of the #505 cable set.Then follow the instructions in the manual for a satellite. Anticipation and practice is everything.

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