Confused about the dgree stuff!

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malnik

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So if i stand facing south...where are the south sats. I have the degree number but i thought that North was 0 degrees, south would be 180 degrees etc. 28 south is worked out how?
 
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It's 28 east because it is 28 degrees east of zero. I don't know why south is zero...

Are all sats above the equator? Can dishes turn through 360 degrees?
 
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#3
The satellites which we view are all geostationary over the equator. 0 is the Greenwhich Meridian, so Astra 28.2 East is 28.2 degrees East of the Greenwich Meridian, Thor 1 West one degree West of the Greenwich meridian and is sometimes shown as being 359 degrees.
 
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#4
this might help,
the sats have to be above the equator to appear stationary
 

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Ok...so when i looked at my compass and found North......found what i thought to be 28 south, it wasn't as its got nothing to do with where North is???...... So is there a link to somewhere that shows where i mmight be in relation to O meridian? And therefroe what sat did i pick up???? Dont ya just love this stuff!

Mal
 
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#6
Sat angles have nothing whatsoever to do with the directional measurements you use when you are out on the hills and map reading.
 
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malnik said:
Ok...so when i looked at my compass and found North......found what i thought to be 28 south, it wasn't as its got nothing to do with where North is???...... So is there a link to somewhere that shows where i mmight be in relation to O meridian? And therefroe what sat did i pick up???? Dont ya just love this stuff!

Mal
There are links splattered everywhere on the forum, not least in the Lnks section at the top of the page, look under info sites and you will find www.heavens-above.com and find your coordinates in the search engine. Then you can download the Swedish microwave calculator from www.smw.se , this is also mentioned in the links list and will give you the compass bearing for each satellite from your location.
 
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@rolf
Hi mate,
I think I've come across your nick @toecuttersden, so I'll be asking you a favour cna you please give me the URL of the Den as I formated by mistake my HDD and lost everything on it .
Thanks in advance.
pfloyd
 
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didn't toecutters shut down?
 
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No, still up and running, link in the big links section at the top of the forum.
 
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Ok..thanks for that...i think i've got it!!

Mal
 
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