Labeling Finding Charts
Jan. 8, 1998 version
This script was written by Emilio Falco, Norm Grogin and Dan Koranyi of the CfA to create label pages to go along with the finding charts created by widl.
Here is a postscript file with an example of a chart and opchart.
opchart obj.list [B1950]
Runs the perl script "opchart", where obj.list is your file with a list of objects to observe, in the same order as your finding charts. The file must contain 3 (7) columns separated by any number of spaces, with the name of each object, and with the J2000 ra and dec in the format hh:mm:ss.sss +dd:mm:ss.ss (hh mm ss.sss +dd mm ss.ss). You can use up to 12 characters (without any spaces) for each name.
Here's an example obj.list:
MG1122+4455 11:22:33.123 44:55:66.12 MG2233+5556 22:33:44.123 55:56:57.12 MG1122+4454 11:22:33.123 44:54:66.12 MG2233+5555 22 33 44.123 -0 55 57.12 MG2233+5555 22:33:44.123 0:5:57.12The default equinox is J2000; you can change it by specifying a new one after obj.list, as shown above. The output is opchart.ps, a postscript file (which is overwritten every time you run opchart) that you can print on any laser printer.
NOTE: Lines that start with # or ! are ignored.
lp opchart.psPrints opchart.ps.
+-------+ | 2 | 4 | --------- | 1 | 3 | +-------+
Last modified on April 18, 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org