Azimuth and Elevation Finders

Discussion in 'Old VOOM News and Developments Archive' started by Sean Mota, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Sean Mota

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    For the benefit of eveyone here are two links to get Azimuth and Elevation. This one is a geographical map (an approximation).
    http://www.lyngsat.com/tracker/rain1.shtml

    This one is program that needs to be downloaded.

    http://www.dvbmaster.com/progfinder.html

    If you know any other link, you may post them here. Thanks.
     
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  2. Geno

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    Dumb question time....

    I'm really confused. I thought 61.5 was azimuth, and that my dish would be pointing north east.

    Now I'm thinking almost due south. Can someone help me out? I'm in Winchester, KY 40391. My install is Thursday and I want to have a pole set already that will allow the dish to be pointed correctly. Thanks,

    Geno
     
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  3. Sean Mota

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    It depends on your location...

    Look at this link for description: http://astrosun.tn.cornell.edu/courses/astro201/alt_az.htm

    This site will tell you the azimuth and elevation. Jut type in your lati/lon and the satellite longitude.

    http://perso.numericable.fr/~gjullien/satellite.htm

    to find lati/lon go here:
    http://www.zipinfo.com/search/zipcode.htm


    zipcode = 40391
    Latitude=37.9696 (North)
    Longitude=84.1467 (West)
    Satellite 61.5 West

    On 12/17/03
    Azimuth 141.14
    Elevation 46.5
     
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  4. Dan Berndt

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    61.5 is the longitudal axis or location of the satellite. The satellite is 61.5 degrees west of Grenwich, England and directly above the equator.
     
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    And the equator is where I would rather be today! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
     
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  6. RickCathey

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    Azimuth of the VOOM Dish..

    I see stated that the VOOM satellite is located at 61.5. Am I correct that this would also correspond to the azimuth of the VOOM dish as well? If 0 degrees is due North and 90 degrees would be due East then that would make the VOOM dish pointing about East-North East? Or are my calculations wrong here?

    I thought I was asked when I signed up if I had a clear view of the southern sky.

    I was hoping to use an existing pole that I had my D* dish on which was at an azimuth of 213 and elevation of 44.

    Have I got my figures wrong regarding which way the VOOM dish will be pointing?

    Thanks for your input..

    Rick
     
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  7. Sean Mota

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    Look at this thread, the third post from top... to find your azimuth and elevation.

    http://www.satelliteguys.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4606&highlight=azimuth
     
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  8. Sean Mota

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    Rick, I will be merging your thread with the one above... Same questions...
     
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