Archive for date: January 19, 2008

Plan13 code nearing alpha test…

January 19, 2008 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

My Python port of the Plan13 algorithm is pretty much working now. I wrote a simple script to find the next pass of NOAA-17, and here is the result for finding the next pass. It outputs the time and date (in UTC), the elevation, azimuth, latitude and longitude of the point directly under the satellite, […]

Another weather satellite pass…

January 19, 2008 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Another pass of NOAA-17 this morning. A pretty nice one too, lots of good detail. Not the most noise-free image though: not sure what the regularly timed, strong interference was that comes in at the beginning, but it too seems to be synchronized at the 1hz rate, and may even be tracking the same Doppler. […]