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[UX Issue]* How Come The ISS Position Is Not Aligned With The ISS Path? (Answer: Update Data And Confirm Position With Second Source Heavens-Above.com)

When viewing the path of the ISS, the position of ISS (the blinking green dot) is never on the green path. Which is suppose to be correct? The dot or the path?

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    Keiron Smith Official comment
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    Keiron Smith

    Michael, 

    The green dot should be the correct location.  You can confirm via heavens-above.com

    Please ensure you data is up-to-date:

    Settings > Solar System > Update Minor Body Orbit Data

    Thanks!

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    Dean

    The problem is that the object selected and its displayed path are not aligned with each other. They are offset.
    This not only occurs with the ISS but also with Hubble and other satellites, probably all of them.
    It also occurs with comets, astroids, and to a lesser degree, planets.
    The problem becomes apparent when zoomed in on the selected object, and the severity of the observed offset is different for different selected objects.
    This occurs with both iOS and MacOS versions of SkySafari Pro ( versions 6.8.5.2 and 6.8.2 respectively).

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    Keiron Smith

    Is this a new problem originating with the very latest app version release?  We can look at this for SS7.  Likely it will not be fixed in SS6.

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    Dean

    I believe this problem has existed for quite a long time, not with just this recent release.

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    Keiron Smith

    Thanks, Dean!  Will will review this for SS7.

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    Michael Teoh

    DevOps reference: https://starrynight.unfuddle.com/a#/projects/7965/tickets/by_number/875

    Unable to view the thread without logging in.

    Anyway, as Dean said, this issue has been around for as long as I can remember, at least since SS4.

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