Over on the SDRplay forum, “RSP2user” provides regular news and shares results of using the latest satellite imaging software from USA-Satcom.  Yesterday he reported that the XRIT file manager now provides IR image enhancements for GOES Bands 8 and 13 and posted a nice example image:

Above: GOES 16 Band8 Enhancements 

Recently RSP2user wrote  “USA-Satcom has just released v2.1.0.0 of the XRIT Decoder. Along with enhancements for the XRIT Decoder, a new RSP Streamer X has been released and is operable with the RSP1A, RSP2, and RSPduo – new features include operation with two streams simultaneously (provided that the PC being used has sufficient processing power and an RSPduo or more than one compatible RSP are being used). Also new is the XRIT File manager which allows for improved operation with both LRIT and HRIT files, improved LUT for excellent false color images, user-selectable automated black filling of the white background on full disk visual and false color HRIT images, and country as well as state map overlays.”

The XRIT file manager software now offers IR image enhancements showing storm intensity on Band 13 as well as color enhancements for IR Band 8.  @USA-Satcom provides regular Twitter updates. Indeed USA-Satcom tweeted this just now:

Keep up to date by checking the forum for more amazing pictures and the latest news: https://www.sdrplay.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3262&start=40

More about GOES Satellites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geostationary_Operational_Environmental_Satellite