This is a program which lists all asteroids up to the given magnitude which have positions inside images in given FITS files. It requires a fitsjd program to extract the values of WCS keywords and time of observation.
It is written in the PERL programming language
and should be therefore easily adaptable for any operating system for which
this language is available. Of course, fitsjd is still required.
Listasteroids.pl makes use
of the asteroid_server's
fits command. It simply goes through all
of the files given in the command line and passes the arguments to the
server. Command line syntax is:
listasteroids.pl server id magnitude file [files]
The command will return results in the following format:
File name:: number name RA DEC xcoor ycoor magnitude
If the asteroid is not numbered the number is 0. Image coordinates are in base 0 system.
Server is the server address, id is the user id and magnitude
is the magnitude limit. Files can be specified explicitly or using wildcards.
Thank to the cfitsio library they will also be recognized if they are compressed
with gzip or compress.
This will list all asteroids up to magnitude 17.5 in FITS images which names start with a and end with .fts. The server is on the local computer (127.0.0.1).
[jure@astro 1999-03-20]$ listasteroids.pl 127.0.0.1 Jure 17.5 a*.fts a105117.fts:: WARNING No hits! a105118.fts:: 77 Frigga 08:20:10.26 +21:43:37.6 933.33 1013.78 12.89 a105119.fts:: WARNING No hits! a106118.fts:: 515 Athalia 08:16:42.87 +20:29:59.0 494.63 157.54 16.30 a106119.fts:: 240 Vanadis 08:22:39.19 +20:45:23.9 1084.59 551.51 13.31 a106119.fts:: 1187 Afra 08:23:21.49 +20:54:16.0 1334.05 778.00 15.77 a106120.fts:: WARNING No hits! a107118.fts:: 800 Kressmannia 08:14:38.78 +20:22:38.7 518.11 986.61 16.14 a107118.fts:: 1848 Delvaux 08:16:03.97 +20:13:52.7 1025.86 766.29 15.98 a107118.fts:: 0 1994 BP4 08:16:30.64 +19:56:14.6 1187.29 319.60 17.30
This is an extension of the listasteroids.pl program. In addition to listing asteroids it also shows them by preparing a file with asteroid image coordinates and running the fitsblink program. So, you need to install fitsblink somewhere in your path to use this program.
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