Plotting the HST Guide Star Catalog Using SAOimage and imgsc

[HST GSC] [USNO-A2.0] [2MASS PSC] [USNO-SA1.0] [USNO-SA2.0] [labelled] [unlabelled] [no stars]

image with HST GSC

This SAOimage display shows the alignment of HST Guide Stars with a test image with a world coordinate system. immatch can be run to list matches between HST Guide Stars and sources found in the image. The command used was

saogsc test.fts
where saogsc is
saoimage -reg `imgsc -q o -r 10 $1` -wcscom sgsc_-ha_%s $*
Clicking the w key on the star closest to the center returns the following:
sgsc 2.5, 8 December 1998, Doug Mink SAO  Find closest star
GSC number  RAJ2000       DecJ2000    Mag  Type  Arcsec
4383.0340 09:55:23.638 +69:00:49.57  14.59  0     1.56

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