#86 UTC time vs local time, show next pass fault

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nobody
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2012-12-09
2012-08-18
Anonymous
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I just noticed that when I'm in UTC the "show next pass" doesn't work correctly.
My general polar view said to me that the next pass of a satellite was in 2 minutes, yet the "show next pass" said that it was not until 7 hours from now until it made a pass.
Sorting the satellites in order of events the next satellite would have appeared in 7 minutes, yet the "show next pass" window showed the next pass to be several hours away.

I changed the settings to local time, restarted the program and everything got updated.

Discussion


  • Anonymous
    2012-08-18

    apparently the "next pass" of a satellite that is about to emerge above the horizon isn't the one that will happen in a couple of minutes but the one after that.

    To me this makes no sense, because if the satellite is going to pass in 5 minutes, I want to use "next pass" to see what it's ground track is.. Now this is impossible.
    (although I don't think the Linux version works like this, but the Windows version does)

     
  • The "next pass" function shows the next pass that will have an elevation above the threshold as specified in Preferences -> Predict -> Pass conditions -> Minimum elevation. On the other hand, the polar view will show all satellites above the horizon, even those with elevation below this threshold.

    This behaviour should be the same on all platforms and regardless of whether you vare using UTC or local time.

    If you still believe there is a problem, please provide the necessary details to reproduce the issue, in particular the satellite ID, location and time.

     
  • Charles Suprin
    Charles Suprin
    2012-09-23

    Is this resolved?