Last updated: 18 April 2012
Subject: TLE converter Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 07:27:33 From: Paul Saint (firstname.lastname@example.org) Firstly, thank you for creating such an informative site - the wealth of expertise and information here is staggering. The wiring diagrams and other electromechanical information here has helped me restore a DS2102 with Autostar 497 that I purchase as 'sold as seen' for a song back from the dead. (broken wire inside the insultation of motor sensor and dry joints galore). The scope is now working fine and I succeeded to fine tune the software and hardware using information gleaned from your experts' library. So, I am just embarking on a lifetimes ambition of owning a telescope - having now moved to an area that is not suffering from light polution for the first time. I have seen the ISS track over with the naked eye many times now and want to have a crack at using the DS. The TLE to Autostar conversion looked a bit daunting - so, being lazy I have put together a spreadsheet for easy conversion after reading Jerry Hailey's explanation. Just paste the two TLE lines of data for your chosen satellite into the spreadsheet where indicated. I've used the example that Jerry used. You may already have this somewhere in your website but I have attached my version should you find it useful. Thanks again to the community for all your help Paul
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