[Moon-Net] Geometric (Spatial) polarization calculator?

Simon Lewis gm4plm at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 11 21:34:48 CET 2016

Look for moonsked from gm4jjj

Will do all you need ??



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From: Bob Atkins<mailto:ka1gt at hotmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, 12 November 2016 8:25 AM
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Subject: [Moon-Net] Geometric (Spatial) polarization calculator?

Is there a program which will show the geometric (spatial) polarization rotation between two stations and allow you to easily  go forward and backward in time to see how it changes?  I know WSJT does the calculation at the current time. EMECalc SkyMap allows you to scroll backwards and forwards in time, but only shows moon data (alt/ez etc.) for the home station. I saw a reference somewhere that said EMECalc displays spatial polarization, but if it does I haven't found it.

The Astronomical Data window of WSJT does display the info but I don't see any easy way to scroll backwards and forwards in time like you can in the EMECalc Skymap.

What would be really nice would be a map of the world you could click on to set your location and which would then calculate a contour (color coded?) map showing spatial polarization across the hemisphere that could see the moon - and shift backwards and forwards in time -  but that's almost certainly wishing for too much!


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