Re: DRA update

Bart De Pontieu (BDP@MPEPL)
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 19:03:25 +0100 (CET)

Leo Barhorst wrote:


>Reporting the observation.
>What does (2I5) in the first line and (3F10) in the second line mean?
>Why is the day not on the first line?

Good points. The DRA-format will be changed and simplified soon. It's
a relic of 1995 when I used a quick-and-dirty approach to get the 
software running. A significant part of the software for the DRA project
was written by Mike McCants. Quicksat-users will recognize the input-
format :-)
(2I5) and (3F10) are Fortran codes for variables. They were just there to
help the user initially, and they've found their way into the example 
given in my message last week, because Cut&Pasting is easy :-)

>Isn't easier giving the flashnumber first and then the time; because of
>using the standard tab once.

Maybe. I'll look into it. You can expect a new, simplified format next
week. Please send me other suggestions. I don't intend to change the format
every week :-)

>The tle's are very useful. Should I put them on the flashdisk too?
>Files like DRA.tle and DRA.rob?

Good idea.

Here's a short overview of the observations we've received in the last
weeks. Please concentrate on those objects! 95- 32 B stays absolute
top-priority. 

Cospar-ID: Date, Observer, Number of timings
--------------------------------------------
83- 69 J : May   5, BD, 10
84- 109 B: May   4, BD, 12
89- 17 B : June 14, LB, 28
92-  8 B : April 30, BD, 10
92-  8 B : June 23, JEV, 25
92- 12 B : June 15, LB, 10
           June 16, LB, 40
92- 73 B : April 29, BD, 9
94- 24 B : May 5, BD, 3
           June  6, RB, 2
94- 41 B : June 19, RB, 10
94- 74 B : June 20, RB, 20
95-  2 D : May   4, BD, 10
95- 32 B : June 12, LB, 10
           June 14, KJ, 29
           June 14, LB, 10
           June 16, KJ, 28
           June 16, LB, 10
95- 58 B : June 15, LB, 15
           June 16, LB, 14

Appended are orbital elements of these objects.

92- 12 B, 95- 32 B and 95- 58 B look the most promising right now for
a 'quasi-simultaneous approach'. I hope to look at all the observations this
weekend to see whether any 'synodic anomalies' have been seen.
It's generally not a bad idea to try to observe more than 20 flashes, if
possible.

Thanks to all observers.

Cheers,
    Bart
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14179
1 14179U 83069J   96173.13254382 -.00000004  00000-0  10000-3 0  1825
2 14179  74.0233  43.8493 0130827 319.5863  39.5514 12.25970928580083
15360
1 15360U 84109B   96173.44502363 +.00000011 +00000-0 -37861-5 0 04486
2 15360 082.9384 342.5128 0040130 248.3848 111.3032 13.75876306587097
19827
1 19827U 89017B   96173.17506739 -.00000002  00000-0 -18187-4 0  2149
2 19827  82.9520  59.7321 0034409  41.2926 319.0822 13.73318448367199
21876
1 21876U 92008B   96173.14305994 +.00000066 +00000-0 +53039-4 0 07523
2 21876 082.9259 050.9123 0034423 174.9344 185.2166 13.74480955217734
21903
1 21903U 92012B   96173.31455030 -.00000033 +00000-0 -50944-4 0 07462
2 21903 082.9366 097.7375 0040040 200.2585 159.6983 13.73641959214803
22208
1 22208U 92073B   96173.43164152 -.00000042 +00000-0 -60357-4 0 05404
2 22208 082.9150 318.1358 0033574 154.3508 205.9308 13.74208541182810
23093
1 23093U 94024B   96173.18579588 +.00000001 +00000-0 -14105-4 0 02548
2 23093 082.9476 051.4726 0022833 249.2354 110.6356 13.76471506576209
23180
1 23180U 94041B   96173.58993616  .00000015  00000-0 -94710-6 0  1913
2 23180  82.9443 231.9181 0030755  99.4745 260.9896 13.77152198 97504
23343
1 23343U 94074B   96173.17310228 -.00000036 +00000-0 +19756-5 0 01662
2 23343 097.9703 231.0917 0006922 192.5012 167.6033 14.70624608087407
23466
1 23466U 95002D   96173.46344216 +.00000185 +00000-0 +18243-3 0 01570
2 23466 082.9251 188.8082 0029267 295.4118 064.4019 13.73490132070599
23604
1 23604U 95032B   96173.30866254 +.00000015 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 01224
2 23604 082.9033 096.2906 0027716 008.3664 351.7947 13.73607903048348
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