Re: Correct PPAS Output

Bart De Pontieu (
Sat, 21 Aug 1999 12:37:45 -0700

On Sat, 21 Aug 1999 wrote:

> In a message dated 8/20/99 8:37:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> 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:
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:

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.