What time is it, really?

J. Lee Blanton (blanton@pe.net)
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 10:42:05 -0700

Hello fellow satellite fans:

The question of "What time is it?" is very important for making accurate
satellite observations but isn't very easy to answer.  I've seen ads for
so-called "atomic clocks" that are available from Radio Shack and elsewhere
which are synchronized with low frequency time signals.  Many of these
don't even have a 'seconds' display or can't be set to UTC.  Does anyone
know of a really good one suitable for satellite observations?  An accuracy
of 0.1 second or better would be nice.  I'd appreciate any advice.  Thanks.


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