RE: DCB Obs 2/20/09

From: Derek C Breit (
Date: Sun Feb 22 2009 - 03:52:30 UTC

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    Just for completeness...
    Ted wrote earlier today..
    Agreed, but since the orbit is very stable, and the elements are nearly
    contemporaneous with your observation, I expect time agreement to within a
    small fraction of 1 s, so something appears to be amiss. To help resolve the
    matter, I recommend that a few additional observations be made by yourself
    and other positional observers. If all observers find it ~2 s late, then the
    elements are at fault; if only your obs are late, then your timing is at
    fault. In either case, we will learn something new.
    Ted Molczan
    I used the same camera and GPS Time Inserter, just a different scope and
    FOV. This has provided excellent data previously.
    Ted, Greg, and (I think) Marco found nothing of importance wrong with the
    position, only the time being ~2s off. (Like I wrote in a previous thread
    somewhere.. "Yeah it's off!.. It's off of video!" )
    So it is requested, if you are looking for something that has a reason to be
    observed, please observe #1359 and see what you get. Please.. I have rain
    for the next two days..
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