APMCAT gets data from the APM catalogues server.

Version : 1.0
Author(s) : T. McGlynn Goddard Space Flight Center
License : GSFC
Website : http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~apmcat

Installs from Open Source Astronomy for Win32/Cygwin cd 1
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] ps=image.ps [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 image.ps Please specify either a list or a postscript image.


apmcat "00 40 00.0 11 41 00" survey=poss1 ps=chart.ps 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.