Bench testing / learning APCC with JPL Horizon for ISS


Ray Gralak
 

Hi Gert,

Is there a way to play with APCC and JPL horizons without mount connection to practice for ISS?
No, sorry there is not.

Any way to get to a better practice session?
The best and only way to practice is with the mount connected. With Horizon issuing moves to the mount, you can see in advance where it is pointing and ensure the mount can keep up with the specific track across the sky.

-Ray

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Hello all,

Is there a way to play with APCC and JPL horizons without mount connection to practice for ISS?
I mean some way where the software emulates the mount and allows me to run the JPL ephemeris and mimic the
tracking of ISS on my desk?
Just trying it I get a big blinking display 'No response from mount'. Any way to get to a better practice session?

Thanks,
Gert


drgert1
 

Hello all,

Is there a way to play with APCC and JPL horizons without mount  connection to practice for ISS?
I mean some way where the software emulates the mount and allows me to run the JPL ephemeris and mimic the tracking of ISS on my desk?
Just trying it I get a big blinking display 'No response from mount'. Any way to get to a better practice session?

Thanks,
Gert