Q1.What can I do with SightSpaceStation?
A1.SightSpaceStation is your best reliable and easiest satellite tracking tool using augmented reality technology.
Web-based service is also available.Access http://www.sightspacestation.com by your PC.
Q2.Internet is indispensable?
A2.App need to get data from server because prediction is too hard to calc at your device.But try this:1.Get prediction at SIMulate camera mode 2.Sleep your device&have a nice trip 3.Turn on your device and it will show AR again without connecting!
Q3.I find bug or request.
A3.Developers and users of SightSpaceStation discuss on Twitter using hashtag #SightSS.If you're not user of Twitter,just send to me and will be replied soon.
Q4.SightSpaceStation freezed or crashed!
A4.This application requires internet connection.Killing background task or memory release may be helpful.If you have crash log or know how to crash,send them to us and we will fix it as soon as possible.
Q5.Who built this app?
A5.We're Toriningen Inc in Tokyo,Japan.Only but funny 2 geeks,@hisashin and @MaripoGoda are its members.
We enjoy building things everyday and will be happy to hear your impression about this app via Twitter or mail.
Q6.When satellites can be seen?
A6.Space Station rotates around earth in every 90mins,but we rarely can see it because it's in darkness or surroundings is too bright with sunlight.
SightSpaceStation predicts only when satellites are in sunlight,earth is in darkness at the same time.So it's usually dawn or sunset.
Q7.How accurate SightSpaceStation is?
A7.There is almost no problem to find satellite.We do best not to exceed azimuth error more than 15 degree and time error more than 10 seconds.Error tends to be larger when it passes higher.
Q8.Do I need any equipments to see satellites?
A8.In case of Intl Space Station(ISS) or Space Shuttle,you need nothing.ISS is now the brighter than any stars in sky and if you can find single star in sky,you can find ISS too with naked eye.
Q9.How can I find Satellites?
A9.They fly as fast as plane but it's easy to distinguish.Satellite doesn't blink!It brights more when it passes higher.Please refer this movie.
Q10.I concern about my privacy using Twitter in SightSpaceStation.
A10.When SightSpaceStation shows your twit in camera mode as you can see others,it obfuscates your location and protect zooming too much at map mode.
Q11.My device doesn't support hardware compass.
A11. Don't worry, you can adjust the heading by flicking the display.
The "Manual compass" mode is useful for compass users too,when accurate heading can't be obtained.
Q12.I can't obtain my location
A12.Devices without GPS obtains location information by accessing Wi-Fi hotspots.
Please use this app near Wi-Fi hotspots which support Skyhook Wireless.
For further information, please refer Skyhook's official contents.