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ISS Transit Prediction Java Applet was created by michaeloconnell

This is a really cool piece of software.
It allows the user to find out when the ISS will transit the sun, moon, or any of the brighter planets. What's more, you can then open the results in Google Earth and see the exact line of where the transit occurs.

pictures.ed-morana.com/ISSTransits/predictions/
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I've been doing a bit of work so that the output can be plotted into google earth. Results soon hopefully.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: ISS Transit Prediction Java Applet

Over the next few days, the ISS can be seen transiting across Saturn twice from Dublin.
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: ISS Transit Prediction Java Applet

Getout!
I have to check this out.
Nice one Mike!
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I've been doing a bit of work so that the output can be plotted into google earth. Results soon hopefully.


eh this tool is able to do that for you. Its been able to do that since February at least www.irishastronomy.org/boards/viewtopic.php?p=62846#62846


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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: ISS Transit Prediction Java Applet

when you have the prediction calculated how do you view it in google earth?
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: ISS Transit Prediction Java Applet

That's what happens Al when people don't take any notice of what you say! :)

Frank,
First, enter your exact co-ords.
Then run the program.
Save your predictions and then save the plot files. THis creates a .kml file in your prediction directory.
If you have google earth already installed, then just open this .kml file and the path will show up automatically in google earth.
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: ISS Transit Prediction Java Applet

Thanks Mike.
Fairly obvious one.
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I love this kinda stuff.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: ISS Transit Prediction Java Applet

very cool,
BTW Al, were you checking out light pollution in the corral reef of Australia in that pic ? :wink: :lol:
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