SkyMap

Eugene M. Harriman II (n1eh@capecod.net)
Fri, 24 Sep 1999 23:07:20 -0400

Hello list!  
My name is Gene, amateur radio callsign N1EH.  I am a photo lab
tech/artist.  I started visual satellite observation as a result of working
the TNC on MIR.  

My question is:  are SATOBS lines of data to be used in programs like
SKYMAP?  I've seen many references to this program.  I'd like to be able to
see SATS on SKYMAP.  I RTFM (yes, the INSTRUCTIONS! Wow...lots of info
there! hihi) for the SkyMap Data Preparation tool.  I think I just need to
know how these numbers are divided...R.A., Dec, etc...

Here's the September 23 satobs from Mr. Eberst.  How do I use this list in
SkyMap?  Are they used in SkyMap?  

7409901 191156.66 235249+471551 5.1 5.1 0 S
7409901 191211.00 233558+425759 5.2 5.2 0 S
8406503 191923.72 012506+472037 5.9 7.6 1.2 R
9208301 192631.72 001421+490955 4.3 4.3 0 S
8506401 193319.86 235340+304740 7.2 7.2 0 S
9706402 194010.59 191529+385722 3.1 3.1 0 S
9707901 194503.10 023102+515830 2.8 2.8 0 S
9400302 194853.39 010739+672945 5.8 5.8 0 S
6711601 203317.12 125401+660051 6.3 6.3 0 S
6908226 205725.40 174716+504128 3.8 3.8 0 S
6908226 205804.40 185816+430720 3.9 3.9 0 S
999

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!  

Clear Skies...

Gene Harriman

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
60 km S of Boston, MA.  

4158'19"N  7041'31"W
elev. 30m