Re: Correct PPAS Output

Bart De Pontieu (bdp@blackadder.lmsal.com)
Sat, 21 Aug 1999 12:37:45 -0700

On Sat, 21 Aug 1999 LWojack@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 8/20/99 8:37:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> ronlee@pcisys.net writes:
> 
> > >99-039 B 1999-08-10 01:30:22 JTW 121.60 5.0 200 0.60845 vis naked eye 
> >                            ^^^^^^^
> >  Should that be                                    0.608
> I'm not sure quite what you're saying - is it that the "0.60845" should be 
> shortened to "0.608"?

Check out: 
http://www2.satellite.eu.org/ppas/node6.html
for details on the format.

Also, there is a windows-based program written by Jim Varney that
facilitates PPAS-formatted entry of observations. I'm not sure where it is
available these days, maybe someone else knows?

Finally, check out:
http://www2.satellite.eu.org/sat/program.ro

if you're not sure how much you can 'trust' the program file. It shows
the last observations of each object of the BWGS observing program.

It might be a good idea to read some of the flashing satellites related
pages on the VSOHP too.

Cheers,
      Bart