Updated on May 10, 1999
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It views the chart of Guide Star Catalog, USNO-A1.0, etc.
When using Windows95, open DOS Prompt and type:
If JRE(Java Runtime Environment) is installed, the directory where the package is unpacked must be set by an option -cp (the example is in case the package is unpacked at C:\).
java -cp C:\ misao.app.CatalogViewer
Then a window of the application opens.
Be sure to hit the return key after setting each time.
Select a star catalog to view.
It can read star data from CD-ROM or download data from the Internet.
In case of reading data from CD-ROM, set the path of CD-ROM in Path:.
If the CD-ROM drive is D:, set Path: as D:.
- Background Image:
It can download the picture of the DSS(Digitized Sky Survey) from the Internet and draw it on the background.
But this function is not recommended.
- RA: Decl:
Set the R.A. and Decl. of the center.
When validating B1950.0, the coordinates are regarded as in B1950.0.
Set the width of field to draw.
When setting Field: as 1 deg, 1x1 deg field are viewed.
Set the limiting magnitude to plot.
- p.a. of up:
Set the position angle which is to be up.
When to draw as north is up, set it as 0 deg.
As east is up, set it as 90 deg.
- Mark the Center
Draw mark in the center of the chart.
- East Righthand
Draw chart as a mirror image.
- Black Background
Paint the background black.
After configuration is finished, push the View button, then the chart appears.
Clicking a star by mouse, the data of the star appears.