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Plot data from the WDS

Visual and speckle observations from the Washington Double Star catalog can be plotted if a startable with good epoch 2000.0 positions is loaded. The coordinates are used to locate a binary in the WDS. The data are placed into a file /tmp/wdsdat.psn, which can be read by AMOEBA for orbit fitting.

plot_wds,starid$<$_char$>$

This command will print out the following (example here: Capella) if a star is found:

RA    Dec Disc.+#Comp._DafDal#OPAfPAlSepfSeplMagAMagBSpectrum_pmrapmdeDM######No
hhmmf ddmm             YYYYYY  degdeg  "   "  m   m            s    "           
                       y+1000                                 /century          
05167+4600ANJ   1Aa    91999799    49      01 008    G3III    +076-425+45 1077NO
05167+4600BAR  25AB    898898 1 23 23 466 466 21 171                            
05167+4600BU 1392AC    878878 1318318 782 782 21 151                            
05167+4600BU 1392AD    878878 118318312621262 21 136                            
05167+4600BU 1392AE    878878 131631614321432 21 121                            
05167+4600HJ 2256AF    8519221014714416951415 21 111          +003-006        Np
05167+4600SHJ  51AG    821895 234834845424846 21 101                            
05167+4600FRH   1AH    895    1141   7233     21 117                          N 
Component to select:

Enter the component name you wish to select (Aa, for example), and the available data will be plotted.



Christian Hummel 2014-12-15