Match lists of stars/galaxies
Version : 0.7
Author(s) : Michael W. Richmond (email@example.com)
License : GPL
Installs from Open Source Astronomy for Mac OS X cd 3
Disk space required for installation is 4.33 Mb
This package contains software to match one list of objects against another list, allowing for arbitrary translation, rotation, scaling, and some distortion. The code is designed specifically for astronomical data: list of stars or galaxies. There is a small "pre-processor" to put astronomical data into the proper format for matching, and a "post-processor" to apply a transformation to the astronomical coordinates in a list. Most of the real work is done by the "match" program itself.