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BUILD-ASTROMETRY-INDEX(1)	astrometry.net	     BUILD-ASTROMETRY-INDEX(1)

NAME
       build-astrometry-index -	Create astrometry.net index files

SYNOPSIS
       build-astrometry-index [options]	-i catalog -o file -P scale

DESCRIPTION
       build-astrometry-index  takes  a	FITS catalog table containing at least
       RA, DEC,	and magnitude columns and converts it into an index file  that
       can be used by the astrometry.net programs like solve-index (1).

OPTIONS
       -i catalog
	      Input FITS catalog: source RA,DEC, etc.

       -e extension
	      FITS extension to	read when -i is	specified.

       -1 index
	      Share another index's stars (alternatively to -i/-e).

       -o file
	      Output filename for index

       -N nside
	      Healpix Nside for	quad-building

       -l size
	      Minimum quad size	(arcminutes)

       -u size
	      Maximum quad size	(arcminutes)

       -P number
	      Use  'preset' values for -N, -l, and -u. The scale-number	is the
	      last two digits of the pre-cooked	index  filename	 --  eg.,  in-
	      dex-205 is -P 5.

	      -P  0  should  be	 good for images about 6 arcmin	in size	and it
	      goes in steps of sqrt(2),	so:

	      -P 2 should work for images about	12 arcmin across

	      -P 4 should work for images about	24 arcmin across

	      -P 6 should work for images about	1 degree across

	      -P 8 should work for images about	2 degree across

	      -P 10 should work	for images about 4 degree across etc...	up  to
	      -P 19

       -S column
	      Sort column (default: assume the input file is already sorted)

       -f     Sort  in descending order	(eg, for FLUX);	default	ascending (eg,
	      for MAG)

       -A column
	      Specify the RA  column name in the  input	 FITS  table  (default
	      "RA")

       -D column
	      Specify  the  Dec	 column	 name in the input FITS	table (default
	      "Dec")

       -B val Cut any object whose sort-column value is	 less  than  val;  for
	      mags this	is a bright limit

       -U     Healpix Nside for	uniformization (default: same as -n)

       -H big healpix
	      Big healpix; default is all-sky

       -s Nside
	      Big healpix Nside; default is 1

       -m margin
	      Add a margin of margin healpixels; default 0

       -n sweeps
	      Sweeps (ie, number of stars per fine healpix grid	cell); default
	      10

       -r radius
	      Deduplication radius in arcseconds; default no deduplication

       -j jitter
	      Positional error of stars	in the reference catalog  (in  arcsec;
	      default 1)

       -d dimquads
	      Number of	stars in a "quad" (default 4).

       -p passes
	      Number  of  rounds  of  quad-building  (ie,  number of quads per
	      healpix cell, default 16)

       -R reuse
	      Number of	times a	star can be used (default: 8)

       -L max-reuses
	      Make extra passes	through	the healpixes, increasing the -r reuse
	      limit each time, up to max-reuses.

       -E     Scan through the catalog,	checking which healpixes are occupied.

       -I id  Set the unique ID	of this	index

       -M     In-memory	(don't use temp	files)

       -T     Don't delete temp	files

       -t dir Use this temp directory (default:	/tmp)

       -v     Add verbosity.

AUTHOR
       The  Astrometry.net  team.  Principal  investigators  are David W. Hogg
       (NYU) and Dustin	Lang (CMU).

SEE ALSO
       hpsplit (1), solve-field	(1)
       For a tutorial, see http://astrometry.net/doc/build-index.html

0.56				   July	2015	     BUILD-ASTROMETRY-INDEX(1)

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