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APMCAT gets data from the APM catalogues server.

Version : 1.0
Author(s) : T. McGlynn Goddard Space Flight Center
License : GSFC
Website :

Disk space required for installation is 40.06 Kb

After the package is installed it can be accessed using the command



A shortcut will be installed in the KDE/GNOME desktop menu system,
as an entry in the Astronomy submenu


This is a standalone program which makes a remote request of the
APM catalogues system based on command line arguments and returns
either a list or a postscript finding chart on standard output.

Usage: apmcat ra dec [optional arguments]

where the optional arguments are of the form
keyword=value. Valid arguments include:

survey=poss1 [or ukst survey]
box=5 [box size in arcmins]
equinox=b1950 [or j2000]
numbers=n [numbers on plot ? n/y] [name of postscript image]
list=image.lis [alternatively name of list file]
email=null [email address]

The above values are the defaults.
The default is to return a postscript chart with the name
Please specify either a list or a postscript image.


apmcat "00 40 00.0 11 41 00" survey=poss1
apmcat "10 31 21.3 -5 10 23" survey=ukst list=chart.list

Notes: If a field is absent from the catalogues you will be returned an
appropriate message.


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