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NAME

asthedit -- astronomical header editor

USAGE

asthedit images commands

PARAMETERS

images
List of images to be used. The image header keywords are used in this task as variables which are read, modified, created, or deleted. If the images do not have write permission or the update parameter is "no" then the image headers will not be modified. If no images are specified then this task can be used as a calculator (though see astcalc ).
commands
A file of commands using the simple syntax given in the DESCRIPTION. If no file name is given then the commands are read interactively from the standard input with a prompt given by the prompt parameter. The comand input ends with either EOF or "quit". If a list of images and/or a table is specified the commands are repeated for each image or until the end of the table is reached. Comments beginning with #, blank lines, and escaped newlines are allowed.
table = ""
Optional text file containing columns of values. The table consists of one or more lines of whitespace separated columns of values. Note that a string with whitespace needs to be quoted. One line of the table is scanned for each image. There must be at lest as many fields as are defined by the column names.
colnames = ""
List of whitespace separated column names. These are the names referenced in the command file by $<name>. The leading $ is not included in the column name specification. There may be fewer columns than the number of columns in the table. Dummy names must be used if some columns occur before a column to be referenced.
prompt = "asthedit> "
When no command file is specified the input commands are read from the standard input (the terminal) and the value of the prompt string is printed as a prompt. Note that if the input command file is specified as "STDIN" there will be no prompt even though commands will also be read from the standard input.
update = yes
Update the image headers? If no then any new, modified, or deleted keywords will not be recorded in the image headers. This allows using the task only for computing and printing quantities. Also this allows accessing read-only images.
verbose = no
Print each keyword added or modified?
oldstyle = no
Use the old style syntax of this task from versions prior to V2.11. This parameter allows backward compatability for command files previously developed. Some aspects of the new syntax are still available.

DESCRIPTION

Asthedit evaluates expressions using image header keywords, column names from a text table, CL parameters, internal variables, constants, and functions to create or modify image header keywords. This task is particularly useful for adding keywords from a table and deriving keywords used by IRAF tasks which are not present in the images. It differs from hedit in that it includes astronomical functions, operates from a command file which may perform many edits, and references columns from a text table. The command file may be omitted in which case commands may be entered interactively for the first image and then the same commands will be repeated for any subsequent images.

This task may be used interactively or with input from a command file (commands ). If no command file is specified a prompt (prompt ) is printed and commands are entered interactively. The input is terminated with either the end-of-file character (EOF) or the command "quit". Input command files simply contain the same input in a file and end with the end of the file or "quit". The input commands, either those entered interactively or from a file, are repeated for each image in the image list and until the end of the input text table is reached, whichever comes first. Generally this task is used on one or more images but if no image is specified the commands are executed just once and task behaves like an calculator.

The command input consists of statements with each statement on a line by itself. However long statements may be broken up with escaped newlines using the back-slash as the escape character; i.e. \<newline>. Comments beginning with #, blank lines, and whitespace are ignored.

There are three types of statements: assignment, expressions, and conditional. Each statement is on a line by itself though long statements may be broken up with escaped newlines (\<newline>). Assignment statements have an image header keyword name (or variable name beginning with $), an equal sign (but see the oldstyle parameter), and an expression. Expression statements consist of only the expression with the value of the expression being ignored. Expression statements are generally used with certain functions. Conditional statements are blocks of if-endif and if-else-endif with assignment and expression statements between the if-else-endif statements. These may not be nested.

In earlier versions of this task there were only assignment statements and these did not use an equal sign; i.e. all statements consisted of an image header keyword and an expression separated by whitespace except that a keyword name by itself indicates deletion of a keyword. In order to interpret old command files the oldstyle parameter may be set to yes. This will insert an equal sign internally. It also only allows a subset of statements to not begin with a keyword or variable. These are if, else, endif, print, printf, and quit. Note that with the old style syntax one may still include an equal sign. It is recommended that the old style syntax not be used because of the greater flexibility in the new syntax.

An image header keyword name is an arbitrary identifier which must begin with an alphabetic character or $ followed by an alphabetic character and may use alphabetic characters, digits, or the characters _, $, or .. Keyword names are case insensitive. Because some additional characters are allowed in the FITS definition of keyword names, such names may be referenced with the special @ operator descirbed below.

One may also use internal variables which have the same identifier rules but begin with $. Note that these variables are case sensitive (as are function names). There are a few special predefined variables: "$I" contains the current image name, "$D" contains the current local date (in old FITS DD/MM/YY format), "$T" contains the current local time, "$GMD" contains the current Greenwich meridian date (in FITS YYYY-MM-DD format), "$GMT" contains the current Greenwich meridian time, and "$GMDT" containts the current date and time in FITS YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS format.

Before the commands are interpreted for each image a line of a text file may be read. This occurs when a file is specified by the table parameter. The line is scanned and the values of each column are stored in the variable names specified by the colnames parameter. The values may be referenced in expressions by the specified column name preceded with $. Note that additional lines may be scanned with the "fscan" function. The user is then responsible for the table containing the correct sequence of lines when there are multiple images.

In asthedit identifiers are image header keywords and lines for the table file are read automatically. A related task is astcalc . In this task all variables are maintained internally and input and output are performed explicitly by functions. There are functions to read, write, and delete image header keywords from a list of images.

STATEMENTS

The following gives a more formal description of the statement syntax and the special words "if", "else", "endif", and "quit".

	<keyword>
        <keyword> = <expression>
	$<variable> = <expression> 
        <expression>
        if (<expression>)
            <statements>
        endif
        if (<expression>)
            <statements>
        else
            <statements>
        endif
        quit

The result of the expression in the "if" statement is normally a logical value. However, a numeric value of 0 is false while any other value is true and any string beginning with either "y" or "Y" is true with any other value being false; i.e. string values of yes and no may be used.

The old style syntax allows the following statements.

	<keyword>
        <keyword>     <expression>
	$<variable>   <expression> 
        <keyword> = <expression>
	$<variable> = <expression> 
        print (...)
        printf (...)
        if (<expression>)
            <statements>
        endif
        if (<expression>)
            <statements>
        else
            <statements>
        endif
        quit

Old style command files would only use the first two statements.

KEYWORD NAMES AND VARIABLES

Keyword names and variables may formally be defined as:

        [$]{a-zA-Z}[{a-zA-Z0-9._$}]*

where [] indicate optional, {} indicates a class, - indicates an ascii range of characters, and * indicates zero or more occurances. In words, a keyword must begin with an alphabetic character, a variable or text file column name begins with $ and an alphabetic character, and both may be followed by any combinations of alphabetic, digit, or ., _, and $ characters.

There are a few predefined variables which may be referenced in expressions.

        $I      The name of the current image (if used)
        $D      The current date in the DD/MM/YY format
        $T      The current (local) time as a sexigesimal string

The date and time are set once at the beginning of execution.

Though not recommended it is possible to use any set of characters for a variable provided the variable is referenced as @"<name>". For example one could use @"date-obs" to include the character -. This option is primarily used for FITS keywords that use - as a hyphen character and must be escaped from interpretation as the an arithmetic subtraction operator.

EXPRESSIONS

Expressions consist of operands and operators. The operands may be any image header keyword, previously defined variable, column name, quoted string constants, numeric constants, and functions. Values given as sexagesimal strings are automatically converted to decimal numbers. The operators are arithmetic, logical, and string. The expression syntax is equivalent to that used in the CL and SPP languages.

Additional information may be found in the help for hedit except that all unqoted nonnumeric strings are considered to be keywords or variables and so the (, ) operators are not used. The "field" references are not needed so the references "." and "$" are not used and are not legal variable names in this task.

operators:

The following operators are recognized in expressions. With the exception of the operators "?", "?=", and "@", the operator set is equivalent to that available in the CL and SPP languages.

        +  -  *  /              arithmetic operators
        **                      exponentiation
        //                      string concatenation
        !  -                    boolean not, unary negation
        <  <= >  >=             order comparision (works for strings)
        == != && ||             equals, not equals, and, or
        ?=                      string equals pattern
        ? :                     conditional expression
        @                       reference a variable

The operators "==", "&&", and "||" may be abbreviated as "=", "&", and "|" if desired. The ?= operator performs pattern matching upon strings. The @ operator is required to reference keywords with one of the operator characters. This is most like to be used as:

@"date-obs"

A point to be aware of is that in the ?: conditional expression both possible result values are evaluated though the result of the expression is only one of them. This means that one should not use this to call I/O functions that one wants to be executed only if a certain condition holds.

intrinsic functions:

A number of standard intrinsic functions are recognized within expressions. The set of functions currently supported is shown below.

	abs     atan2   deg     log     min     real    sqrt
	acos    bool    double  log10   mod     short   str
	asin    cos     exp     long    nint    sin     tan
	atan    cosh    int     max     rad     sinh    tanh

The trigonometric functions operate in units of radians. The min and max functions may have any number of arguments up to a maximum of sixteen or so (configurable). The arguments need not all be of the same datatype.

A function call may take either of the following forms:

        <identifier> '(' arglist ')'
or
        <string_expr> '(' arglist ')'

The first form is the conventional form found in all programming languages. The second permits the generation of function names by string valued expressions and might be useful on rare occasions.

special functions:

In addition to the above intrinsic functions there are a number of astronomical functions. More will be added in time. These are:

     sexstr - convert a number to a sexagesimal string (xx:mm:ss.ss)
      epoch - compute an epoch given a date and time
     julday - compute a Julian day given a date and time
        mst - compute a mean siderial time given a date, time, and longitude
 ra_precess - precess ra from one epoch to another
dec_precess - precess dec from one epoch to another
    airmass - compute airmass given ra, dec, siderial time, and latitude
   eairmass - compute effective airmass given
		ra, dec, siderial time, exposure time, and latitude
      obsdb - get parameters from the observatory database

sexstr (number), sexstr (number, digits)
Convert a number to a sexagesimal string in the format X:MM:SS.SS. There is an optional second argument (the default is 0) which is the number of decimal digits in the seconds field.
epoch (date[, ut])
Compute an epoch given a date and time. The date is a string in the format DD/MM/YY, YYYY-MM-DD, or YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS. Typically this argument will be the standard FITS keyword DATE-OBS. Because of possible confusion of the hyphen with subtraction this keyword would be specified as @"date-obs". The time argument is optional. If it is not given the time from the date string will be used and if absent a time of 0h is used.
julday (date[, ut])
Compute a Julian day given a date and time. The date and time are specified as described previously.
mst (date[, ut], longitude)
Compute a mean siderial time given a date, time, and longitude in degrees. The date and (optional) time are specified as described previously. The longitude may be given as a constant or using the observatory database function as shown in the examples. The returned value is a sexagesimal string with two decimals in the seconds.
precess (ra, dec, epoch1, epoch2)
Precess coordinates from one epoch to another. The ra is the right ascension in hours, the dec in the declination in degrees, and the epochs are in years. This function returns a formated string with the precessed right ascension, declination, and epoch. Numerical values for the right ascension and declination are obtained with the functions ra_precess and dec_precess.
ra_precess (ra, dec, epoch1, epoch2)
Precess a right ascension from one epoch to another. The ra is the input right ascension in hours, the dec is the declination in degrees, and the epochs are in years. Because a function can return only one value there is a second function to return the precessed declination. The returned value is a sexagesimal string with two decimals in the seconds.
dec_precess (ra1, dec1, epoch1, epoch2)
Precess a declination from one epoch to another. The ra is the input right ascension in hours, the dec is the declination in degrees, and the epochs are in years. Because a function can return only one value there is a second function to return the precessed right ascension. The returned value is a sexagesimal string with two decimals in the seconds.
arcsep (ra1, dec1, ra2, dec2)
Compute the separation between two spherical coordinates. The parameters ra1 and ra2 are coordinates in hours (right ascension, longitude, etc.) and the dec1 and dec2 parameters are coordinates in degrees (declination, latitude, etc.). The computed value is returned in seconds of arc.
airmass (ra, dec, st, latitude)
Compute an airmass given right ascension in hours, declination in degrees, sideral time in hours, and latitude in degrees. The latitude is often specified using the observatory database function as shown in the examples.
eairmass (ra, dec, st, exptime, latitude)
Compute an "effective" airmass given right ascension in hours, declination in degrees, beginning sideral time in hours, exposure time in seconds, and latitude in degrees. The The latitude is often specified using the observatory database function as shown in the examples. The effective airmass is based on a Simpson's rule weighting of the beginning, middle, and ending airmass (with no provision for paused exposure). The weights are:

    effective = beginning + 4 * middle + ending
obsdb (observatory, parameter)
Return a value from the observatory database. The observatory parameter is a observatory identification string as defined in the database. Often this is the value stored in the OBSERVAT keyword. Another special value is "observatory" which then follows a name resolution scheme. The observatory database mechanism is described by the help topic observatory . The parameter is a string given the quantity desired. Typically this would be "longitude" or "latitude" but there are other possible parameters.

input/output functions:

There are special functions for formating, printing, error aborts, reading, writing, and deleting image header keywords, reading a text file, and reading and writing CL parameters. Note that in asthedit one would not normally use the image input/output functions or the text file scanning function since any keyword reference reads or writes to the image header and one line of the text file is scanned automatically for each image.

     print  - print a set of arguments with default format
     printf - print a set arguments with specified format
     format - format a string
     error  - print an error message and abort
     clget  - get a value from a CL parameter
     clput  - put a value to a CL parameter
     scan   - scan a string and parse into keywords or variables
     fscan  - scan a line of a text file
     imget  - get the value of an image header keyword
     imput  - put (add or modify) the value of an image header keyword
     imdel  - delete an image header keyword

print ([argument, ...])
Print the arguments with default formats based on the type of value ending with a newline. There may be zero or more arguments. With zero arguments only a newline will be printed.
printf (fmt [, argument, ...])
Print a list of arguments using the formatting syntax described later. Parameters to be formatted are given by the % fields and the values are passed as further arguments in the order in which they are referenced. There is no automatic newline so the format must include "\n" to produce newlines.
error (message)
Print the "message", which can be any string variable such as might be produced by "format", and abort the task. This is useful in conjunction with the conditional operator to abort if a variable takes an inappropriate value.
clget (parameter)
Get the value of a CL parameter. The argument must be a string. The function value is the value of the parameter.
clput (parameter, value)
Put a value into a CL parameter. The parameter argument must be a string and the value can be anything. The function returns a string of the form "clput: parameter = value" where parameter and value are the actual values.
scan (string, var, ...)
Parse a string of whitespace separated words into a list of keywords or variables. The number of variables assigned is the returned value of the function.
fscan (var, ...)
Scan a line of a text file into a list of keywords or variables. The arguments are zero or more variable names to which to assign the values of the whitespace separated fields. The number of variables assigned is the returned value of the function.
imget (parameter)
Get the value of an image header keyword from the current image. The argument must be a string. The function value is the value of the keyword.
imput (parameter, value)
Put a value into an image header keyowrd for the current image. The parameter argument must be a string and the value can be anything. If the keyword exists it will be modified and if it does not exist it will be added. The function returns a string of the form "imput: parameter = value" for new keywords or "imput: parameter = old_value -> value" for modified keywords where parameter and value are the actual values.
imdel (parameter)
Delete an image header keyword. The parameter argument must be a string. The returned values are the strings "imdel: parameter not found" or "imdel: parameter = value (DELETED)" where parameter is the parameter name and value is the old value.

FORMATS

A format specification has the form "%w.dCn", where w is the field width, d is the number of decimal places or the number of digits of precision, C is the format code, and n is radix character for format code "r" only. The w and d fields are optional. The format codes C are as follows:

b       boolean (YES or NO)
c       single character (c or '\c' or '\0nnn')
d       decimal integer
e       exponential format (D specifies the precision)
f       fixed format (D specifies the number of decimal places)
g       general format (D specifies the precision)
h       hms format (hh:mm:ss.ss, D = no. decimal places)
m       minutes, seconds (or hours, minutes) (mm:ss.ss)
o       octal integer
rN      convert integer in any radix N
s       string (D field specifies max chars to print)
t       advance To column given as field W
u       unsigned decimal integer 
w       output the number of spaces given by field W
x       hexadecimal integer
z       complex format (r,r) (D = precision)
    
    
Conventions for w (field width) specification:
    
    W =  n      right justify in field of N characters, blank fill
        -n      left justify in field of N characters, blank fill
        0n      zero fill at left (only if right justified)
absent, 0       use as much space as needed (D field sets precision)
    
    
Escape sequences (e.g. "\n" for newline):
    
\b      backspace   (not implemented)
\f      formfeed
\n      newline (crlf)
\r      carriage return
\t      tab
\"      string delimiter character
\'      character constant delimiter character
\\      backslash character
\nnn    octal value of character
    
Examples
    
%s          format a string using as much space as required
%-10s       left justify a string in a field of 10 characters
%-10.10s    left justify and truncate a string in a field of 10 characters
%10s        right justify a string in a field of 10 characters
%10.10s     right justify and truncate a string in a field of 10 characters
    
%7.3f       print a real number right justified in floating point format
%-7.3f      same as above but left justified
%15.7e      print a real number right justified in exponential format
%-15.7e     same as above but left justified
%12.5g      print a real number right justified in general format
%-12.5g     same as above but left justified

%h	    format as nn:nn:nn.n
%15h	    right justify nn:nn:nn.n in field of 15 characters
%-15h	    left justify nn:nn:nn.n in a field of 15 characters
%12.2h	    right justify nn:nn:nn.nn
%-12.2h	    left justify nn:nn:nn.nn
    
%H	    / by 15 and format as nn:nn:nn.n
%15H	    / by 15 and right justify nn:nn:nn.n in field of 15 characters
%-15H	    / by 15 and left justify nn:nn:nn.n in field of 15 characters
%12.2H	    / by 15 and right justify nn:nn:nn.nn
%-12.2H	    / by 15 and left justify nn:nn:nn.nn

\n          insert a newline

EXAMPLES

1. The following command file exercises the astronomical functions:

    cl> type cmds
    observat = "kpno"
    time = sexstr (1.2345)
    epoch = epoch (@'date-obs', ut)
    jd = julday (@'date-obs', ut)
    mst = mst (@'date-obs', ut, obsdb (observat, "longitude"))
    rap = ra_precess (ra, dec, epoch, 1950)
    dap = dec_precess (ra, dec, epoch, 1950)
    airmass =  airmass (ra, dec, mst, obsdb (observat, "latitude"))
    airmass
    airmass = " "
    airmass = eairmass (ra, dec, mst, itime, obsdb (observat, "latitude"))
    cl> imhead obj001 l+
        ...
	DATE-OBS= '05/04/87'            /  DATE DD/MM/YY
	RA      = '13:29:24.00'         /  RIGHT ASCENSION
	DEC     = '47:15:34.00'         /  DECLINATION
	UT      = ' 9:27:27.00'         /  UNIVERSAL TIME
	ITIME   =                  600  /  REQUESTED INTEGRATION TIME (SECS)
        ...
    cl> asthedit obj001 cmds table="" verbose+
    obj001:
      $I = pix
      $D = 22/01/96
      $T = 19:14:41
      observat = kpno
      time = 1:14:04
      epoch = 1987.257752395672
      jd = 2446890.894062519
      mst = 14:53:39.81
      rap = 13:27:49.84
      dap = 47:27:05.72
      airmass = 1.079684154511483
      airmass = 1.07968415451148 -> DELETED
      airmass =  
      airmass =  -> 1.08519059292424

Note the use of the keyword deletion and syntax for adding an empty value.

2. The following command file shows computing a mid-ut and using a table of values.

    cl> type cmds
    midut = sexstr ($ut + $itime/3600./2.)
    imagetyp = $imagetyp
    cl> type table
    object	9:27:27		600
    comp	9:48:00		10
    object	9:49:00		600
    flat	12:00:00	2
    cl> asthedit obj* cmds table=table colnames="imagetyp ut itime" verbose+
    obj001.imh:
      $I = obj001.imh
      $D = 22/01/96
      $T = 20:38:39
      midut = 9:32:27
      imagetyp = object
    obj002.imh:
      $I = obj002.imh
      midut = 9:48:05
      imagetyp = comp
    ...

3. The following example computes quantities used by some NOAO tasks from a minimal ESO/IHAP header.

    cl> type eso.dat
    observat = "eso"
    ut = sexstr ((@'tm-start'+0.1) / 3600.)
    utend = sexstr ((@'tm-end'+0.1) / 3600.)
    epoch = epoch (@'date-obs', ut)
    st = mst (@'date-obs', ut, obsdb (observat, "longitude"))
    exptime = (utend>ut)?(utend-ut)*3600.:(utend+24-ut)*3600.
    ra = sexstr (@'postn-ra' / 15)
    dec = sexstr (@'postn-dec')
    airmass = airmass (ra, dec, st, obsdb (observat, "latitude"))
    imagetyp =  $imagetyp
    filter = $filter
    cl> type table.dat
    object	V
    as> imhead eso
        ....
	DATE-OBS= '12/12/92'            / Date this data created dd/mm/yy
	TM-START=             84854.    / '23:34:14' measurement start time
	TM-END  =             84974.    / '23:36:14' measurement end time (U
	TIME-SID=                 1.    / '00:00:01' sidereal start time
	POSTN-RA=           354.0709    / '23:36:17' tel. position right-asc
	POSTN-DE=           6.556945    /'+06:33:25' tel. position declinati
        ....
    as> asthedit eso eso.dat table=table.dat col="imagetyp filter" verbose+
    eso:
      $I = eso
      $D = 23/01/96
      $T = 09:02:55
      observat = eso
      ut = 23:34:14
      utend = 23:36:14
      epoch = 1992.948616307863
      st = 0:18:56.76
      exptime = 120.000000000006
      ra = 23:36:17
      dec = 6:33:25
      airmass = 1.255875187126549
      imagetyp = object
      filter = V
    as> imhead eso
	...
	DATE-OBS= '12/12/92'            / Date this data created dd/mm/yy
	TM-START=             84854.    / '23:34:14' measurement start time
	TM-END  =             84974.    / '23:36:14' measurement end time (U
	TIME-SID=                 1.    / '00:00:01' sidereal start time
	POSTN-RA=           354.0709    / '23:36:17' tel. position right-asc
	POSTN-DE=           6.556945    /'+06:33:25' tel. position declinati
	OBSERVAT= 'eso     '
	UT      = '23:34:14'
	UTEND   = '23:36:14'
	EPOCH   =     1992.94861630786
	ST      = '0:18:56.76'
	EXPTIME =     120.000000000006
	RA      = '23:36:17'
	DEC     = '6:33:25 '
	AIRMASS =     1.25587518712655
	IMAGETYP= 'object  '
	FILTER  = 'V       '
	...

The 0.1 in the UT calculation are to account for round-off. Note the use of the conditional expression for the exposure time.

4. The following example is for a case where there was no telescope information but there is date and time information. This example is relevant to data from the Kitt Peak Schmidt telescope circa 1993. A table is prepared with the RA, Dec, and Epoch of each observation and all other information is derived from the date, ut, and observatory database.

    cl> type table.dat
    12:45:32  +49:34:12   1950
    13:12:02  -01:12:05   1950
    cl> type cmds.hast
    epoch   = epoch (@'date-obs', ut)
    ra      = ra_precess ($ra, $dec, $epoch, epoch)
    dec     = dec_precess ($ra, $dec, $epoch, epoch)
    st      = mst (@'date-obs', ut, obsdb (observat, "longitude"))
    airmass = eairmass (ra, dec, st, exptime, obsdb (observat, "latitude"))
    midut   = sexstr (ut + exptime/3600./2.)
    cl> asthedit *.imh cmds.hast table=table.dat colnames="ra dec epoch" ver+
    sbs0119.imh:
      $I = sbs0119.imh
      $D = 23/01/96
      $T = 10:38:32
      epoch = 1987.257752395672
      ra = 12:47:14.84
      dec = 49:22:00.39
      st = 14:53:39.81
      airmass = 1.154765212092646
      midut = 9:32:27
    sbs0120.imh:
      $I = sbs0120.imh
      epoch = 1987.257752395672
      ra = 13:13:56.90
      dec = -1:23:54.30
      st = 14:53:39.81
      airmass = 1.336016291162518
      midut = 9:32:27

Note the use of the table and image header epochs in the precession.

5. The following example shows the use of the printf function, and a null image name, and interactive command input.

    cl> asthedit "" ""
    astcalc> ra = 12:20:30
    astcalc> dec = 45:00:10
    astcalc> ep1 = 1950
    astcalc> ep2 = 2000
    astcalc> ra1 = ra_precess (ra, dec, ep1, ep2)
    astcalc> printf ("ra=%h dec=%h\n", ra1, dec_precess (ra, dec, ep1, ep2))
    ra=12:22:57.4 dec=44:43:32.25

REVISIONS

ASTHEDIT V2.11.2
Y2K update: The epoch, julday, and mst functions now take either the old or new FITS style date strings. The time argument is optional and if it is not specified the time from the date string is used and if neither time is present a value of 0h is used. New internal variables $GMD, $GMT, and $GMDT for the current time Greenwich time are defined.
ASTHEDIT V2.11
There are new astronomical functions and input/output functions.

The command syntax may now use "=" as a delimiter as well as the whitespace.

A new parameter "update" allows protecting images and accessing read-only images for the purpose of calculating and printing quantities.

The special variable name "$I" has the value of the image name, $D the current date, and $T the current time.

The case of no image name creates and deletes a temporary image so the task can be used purely as a calculator (but see astcalc ).

SEE ALSO

astcalc, hedit, hfix, mkheader, setairmass, setjd, asttimes, precess, observatory


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