rppm - read selected entries from the PPM star catalog

This shell script uses star to extract selected entries from a binary copy of the PPM Star Catalog, listing the results and/or saving them to a disk file in any of several formats. For ease of use, it is set up with the same arguments as rgsc, which reads the HST Guide Star Catalog. If the "help" option is specified on the command line, allowable options and current parameter values are printed. If the -menu flag is set, the user is prompted for responses through a series of menus. To turn off the prompts, use -nmenu as a command-line argument.

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By Douglas J. Mink, Telescope Data Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics