​​Satellite Spotting & Operations Handbook

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Satellites just appear as moving stars across the night sky. There are thousands of various objects that potentially can be seen. These range from active satellites, casings, panels, rocket boosters, and even a tool kit. So how can we recognize which is which?

The only way is to use satellite prediction websites. You will need to enter your location, not an exact address, just a town or at least your nearest town. Calculations are then carried out to list the satellites visible from your location. Heavens-Above website is by the far the best in the world for this. Visit the links page. Full instructions on how to make the most of it are in the book.

Which is which?