Saturday 23 April 2005.
New features :
- the moon can now be used as a light source to compute moonlit flares (this feature is still experimental, estimated magnitude is not accurate),
- the elements can now be updated from a SpaceTrack account,
- a configurable list of ignored elements has been added, containing by default, the satellites that currently do not produce observable or predictable flares.
- the antenna that causes the flare has been added to the results (F for front, L for left, R for right),
- the location (distance and direction) of the flare center has been added to the results (projected on the Earth’s surface at altitude 0),
- the computations are parallelized on multi-processors platforms (one thread per processor).
- when parsing tle files, lines beginning with # are now ignored,
- the computation of the estimated magnitude has been enhanced to take account of the range and illumination of the satellite.
Minor changes :
- checksum verification for tle files.