Re: Satellite Elements from Astrometric Observation.

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Mar 26 2009 - 13:53:32 UTC

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    Hi John and Marco
    
    I had a quick look at the SKY 2000 file and it appears to be an ascii file with 
    a uniform format. Since its some time since I tried ASTRORECORD I dont know how 
    it is used. Maybe Marco you could send John a sample ?
    
    Due to a medical problem at the moment Im not supposed to sit on a hard chair 
    etc for any length of time so playing on the computer is "out of bounds" for the 
    moment .
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "John Burns" <seesat@john.geek.nz>
    To: <marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl>
    Cc: "Greg Roberts" <grr@telkomsa.net>; <SeeSat-D@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:20 PM
    Subject: Re: Satellite Elements from Astrometric Observation.
    
    
    >I know nothing about AstroRecord, but surely if one of the newer  catalogs was 
    >converted to the Sky 2000 format, you'd be in business.
    >
    > On 26 Mar 2009, at 13:07, Marco Langbroek wrote:
    >
    >> Greg Roberts schreef:
    >>> Morning
    >>> I dug up ASTRORECORD but I think the problem I have with it is that  the 
    >>> database only goes down to mag +8 which is not faint enough for  a 50 arc 
    >>> minute field of view normally. Is there perhaps a deeper  database available 
    >>> ?
    >>> Many thanks
    >>> Greg
    >>
    >> Unfortunately not. It only works with the Sky 2000 atlas that goes  to +8. It 
    >> was not designed with very small FOV in mind (but instead,  for the typical 
    >> analogue SLR with 50 mm lens image, as used in  meteor photography).
    >>
    >> I've tried to interest the author of the program to update it with  the 
    >> option to  use other catalogues, but to no avail.
    >>
    >> - Marco
    >>
    >> -----
    >> Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    >> e-mail: sattrackcam@wanadoo.nl
    >>
    >> Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    >> Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
    >> SatTrackCam: http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek/satcam.html
    >> Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
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