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ADDSTARS

ADDSTARS

Name


  addstars

Purpose (one Line)


  Manipulate the master star catalog (add/replace)

Description


Category


  Astronomy

Calling Sequence


  addstars,name,ra,dec,rap,decp,alias

Inputs


    name - Name of the star.
    ra - Right Ascension in radians. J2000
    dec - Declination in radians. J2000
    rap - RA proper motion, "/year
    decp - Dec proper motion, "/year

Optional Input Parameters


    alias - String with aliases for star name, each alias must be separated
                by the | character, imbedded blanks are allowed but only one
                is preserved and all leading and trailing blanks are removed.
                the default is have no aliases.

Keyword Input Parameters


    FILE - Name of star catalog file. Default is:
                '/net/frakir/raid/buie/starcat/starcat.dat'
    FLUSH_INFO - Flush all cached information, force a clean start
    NOLOAD - Flag, if set, suppresses the call to LOADSTAR. This is
                  intended to be used ONLY when this routine is called by
                  LOADSTAR to prevent infinite recursion. When set, it
                  is assumed that the common block is empty and all its
                  contents will be overwritten.

Outputs


  common block and file are updated

Common Blocks


    MWB_STARCAT

Side Effects


Restrictions


Procedure


Modification History


  96/11/21, Written by Marc W. Buie, Lowell Observatory
  2004/02/09, MWB, changed path to starcat.dat file.



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