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Astro::Hipparcos(3)   User Contributed Perl Documentation  Astro::Hipparcos(3)

NAME
       Astro::Hipparcos	- Perl extension for reading the Hipparcos star
       catalog

SYNOPSIS
	 use Astro::Hipparcos;
	 my $catalog = Astro::Hipparcos->new("thefile.dat");
	 while (defined(my $record = $catalog->get_record())) {
	   print $record->get_HIP(), "\n"; # print record id
	 }

	 # the twelth record (i.e. first is 1, NOT 0)
	 my $specific_record = $catalog->get_record(12);

DESCRIPTION
       This is an extension for	reading	the Hipparcos star catalog.

METHODS
   new
       Given a file name, returns a new	Astro::Hipparcos catalog object.

   get_record
       Returns the next	record (line) from the catalog as an
       Astro::Hipparcos::Record	object.

   append_record
       Appends a record	to an existing (or new)	catalog. Can be	used to	select
       subsamples of the full record and write them to new data	files.	Confer
       the example in this distribution	examples/simple_selection.pl.

SEE ALSO
       For an example what you can produce with	this little tool, have a look
       at <http://steffen-mueller.net/hipparcos/hipparcos.eps.bz2>.  This is
       implemented in the examples/draw_hammer_proj.pl example in this
       distribution.

       Astro::Hipparcos::Record

       <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipparcos_Catalogue>

       At the time of this writing, you	could obtain a copy of the Hipparcos
       catalogue from
       <ftp://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/adc/archives/catalogs/1/1239/>
       (hip_main.dat.gz).

AUTHOR
       Steffen Mueller,	<smueller@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
       Copyright (C) 2009-2010 by Steffen Mueller

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl	version	5.8.0 or, at
       your option, any	later version of Perl 5	you may	have available.

perl v5.32.0			  2010-01-14		   Astro::Hipparcos(3)

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