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As for Right Ascension, Declinations are tabulated in decimal degrees in the archive. The column label DEC conforms to the archive convention. Here again, any sensible human-readable form may be used instead, if the ASCII data are read in with an s12.6 format in the *.fmt file. The result is stored as decimal degrees (as a Real*4 number), but displayed as degrees, minutes, and seconds.

Petra Nass