Daytime weather satellite images recorded at Ferndown, Dorset, UK.

Latitude: 50.793, Longitude: -1.905

Software: WXtoImg v2.11.2 beta

Receiver: R2ZX with 'diversity' mode enabled to utilise two aerials

Aerials: DIY Quadrifilar Helix (QFH) + DIY Double Cross dipoles (DCA), both mounted in loft (click on image opposite)

Latest image: NOAA 18 on 15 Dec 2017 18:34. Oldest image: NOAA 19 on 14 Dec 2017 15:50

Next satellite due: NOAA 19 southbound 52° E at 16 Dec 2017 03:54 (when web page was last updated)


Click on any image below for a full sized image. Anaglyph (3D) images must be viewed with red/blue 3D glasses.
Times are shown in GMT Standard Time.
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Composite MCIR
Composite MCIR
15 Dec 2017 18:34

Composite HVCT-precip
Composite HVCT-precip
15 Dec 2017 18:34

Composite therm
Composite therm
15 Dec 2017 18:34

NOAA 18 MCIR
NOAA 18 MCIR
15 Dec 2017 18:34

NOAA 18 HVCT-precip
NOAA 18 HVCT-precip
15 Dec 2017 18:34

NOAA 18 MCIR-anaglyph
NOAA 18 MCIR-anaglyph
15 Dec 2017 18:34

Next Scheduled Satellite Passes over Ferndown, Dorset, UK.

Satellite
Name
Start of Pass End of Processing Direction Maximum Elevation
Degrees (East or West)
Frequency
MHz
UTC Local Time* UTC Local Time*
NOAA 19 16 Dec 03:54 16 Dec 03:54 16 Dec 04:15 16 Dec 04:15 137.10
NOAA 19 16 Dec 05:35 16 Dec 05:35 16 Dec 05:55 16 Dec 05:55 137.10
NOAA 15 16 Dec 06:29 16 Dec 06:29 16 Dec 06:50 16 Dec 06:50 137.62
NOAA 15 16 Dec 08:09 16 Dec 08:09 16 Dec 08:29 16 Dec 08:29 137.62
NOAA 18 16 Dec 08:31 16 Dec 08:31 16 Dec 08:52 16 Dec 08:52 137.9125
NOAA 19 16 Dec 15:25 16 Dec 15:25 16 Dec 15:47 16 Dec 15:47 137.10
NOAA 15 16 Dec 17:54 16 Dec 17:54 16 Dec 18:15 16 Dec 18:15 137.62
NOAA 18 16 Dec 18:21 16 Dec 18:21 16 Dec 18:43 16 Dec 18:43 137.9125

* local time is GMT Standard Time.

About the Enhancements

HVCT-precip

HVCT false colour creates a false coloured image using the HVC colour model by combining a sensor 1 or 2 (visible/near infrared)
image with a sensor 4 image (thermal infrared). High cold cloud tops are coloured to give an approximate indication of the probability
and intensity of precipitation.

MCIR

Map Coloured IR uses sensor 4 (thermal infrared) to create a false coloured image to colour the sea blue and land green.
High clouds are white and lower clouds are grey.

MCIR-anaglyph

Map Coloured IR 3D image is the same as MCIR but in 3D showing the clouds at different heights above the surface.

MSA

Multispectral Analysis combines a sensor 1 or 2 (visible/near infrared) image with a sensor 4 (thermal infrared) image on daytime
passes and determins which regions are most likely to be cloud, land or sea based on an analysis of the two images.
It produces a vivid, false-coloured image as a result.

Pristine

Pristine images are those received by my system from the satellite without any enhancements, except some normalisation to produce
images which best represent the original data. The earth appears "upside down" on Northbound passes. The two images are the two
channels sent by the satellite with channel A (left) switching between sensor 1 (visible) or 2 (near-IR) during the day and
sensor 3 (mid-IR) at night together with channel B (right) showing sensor 4 (thermal-IR) at all times during normal operation.

Thermal

Thermal creates a false coloured image using the temperatures from a sensor 4 (thermal infrared) image. Covers the full range
of temperatures from very cold cloud tops to hot deserts.