Translation of Some Star Catalogs to the XEphem Format

Authors: Richard J. Mathar

The text lists Java programs which convert star catalogs to the format of the XEphem visualiser. The currently supported input catalog formats are (i) the data base of the orbital elements of the Minor Planet Center (MPC) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), (ii) the data base of the Hipparcos main catalog or the variants of the Tycho-1 or Tycho-2 catalogs, (iii) the systems in the Washington Double Star catalog, (iv) the Proper Motions North and South catalogs, (v) the SKY2000 catalog, (vi) the 2MASS catalog, (vii) the Third Reference Catalog of Bright Galaxies (RC3), (viii) the General Catalogue of Variable Stars (GCVS v. 5). [viXra:1802.0035]

Comments: 38 pages. Version 3 includes a scanner for offline 2MASS catalog files.

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[v1] 2018-02-03 15:02:16
[v2] 2018-09-10 10:52:52
[v3] 2019-04-01 08:48:36

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