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Input of user source catalogue

At this stage it is usual to input the observer's target source catalogue. This can be prepared before hand on one of the VAX/VMS machines and then transferred across to the TCS.

The input file should be a simple ASCII file containing details of one source per line, of the format:

<source_name> <right_ascension> <declination> <equinox>

an example might be:

HD123456 12 34 56.789 11 22 33.44 B1950

The file can then be transferred to the TCS with the TCS command INCLUDE <catalogue_name>. An example might be:


where the file TARGETS.CAT will be transferred to the TCS.

Full details can be found for these commands in the WHT Users' Manual (1994).

Mon Mar 14 16:50:31 GMT 1994