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

Michael Owen nlsa at nlsa.com
Sat Nov 12 03:01:03 CET 2016

Nova for Windows offers configurable graphs of spatial polarity,
declination, degradation, sky temperature, and distance.




From: moon-net-bounces at mailman.pe1itr.com
[mailto:moon-net-bounces at mailman.pe1itr.com] On Behalf Of Bob Atkins
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 2:20 PM
To: moon-net at mailman.pe1itr.com
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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