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  1. Could you plot the satellite paths onto the Google Sky application?

    If the Google Sky application is open enough, do you think you could plot the satellite paths onto it? Seems like it should be possible if you know where they are, and its likely better to plot a thin dotted line than to try and constantly update the exact position of the satellite. This would be absolutely awesome and I think a lot of people would go for it then, as it would be much more useful than basic text locations.

    From what I understand they just used the Maps API to get it going.

    Probably this could help, but…

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    • Add a compass pointer to rise and fall directions

      Make little arrows like in Google Maps and Google Places Directory

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      • Change "magnitude" to "brightness", and instead of using numbers w/ varying brightnesses, use dots.

        I think the greek numbering system is a neat idea, but it takes away from the usability. Using small circles that have varying degrees of brightness would be much easier to understand, and less text is always easier on the eyes.

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        • 5 votes
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          • give info about each satellite, on click

            Via ahContraire%reddit, "Make the satellite name a link to more info...Cosmos 1939 means little to me ( a layman with a fancy phone), but the fact it's 15 foot tall with 30 foot solar panels and used to provide data for geologic applications, cartography, fire detection, ice monitoring, agriculutre and hydrology and its aproximatly 490 kilometers away......Now that's some cool shit!"

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            • Include max altitude (in degrees) in list

              Via mercury97%reddit, "Have max altitude (in deg) but appreciate that screen space is a premium! Could split info onto two lines though as most of the sat names wrap anyway"

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              • Let me set reminders/alarms on particular satellite events

                Via yatpay%reddit, "My suggestion would be to allow me to select a satellite pass and set a reminder on it. I'll often see an upcoming satellite pass and then totally forget about it."

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                • Squelch satellites that are not very bright

                  Some satellites with very hight magnitude (= very dark) are not impressive or visible, so don't even show the ones that are above some settable darkness threshold.

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