AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for COSTAR in 31DEC18



As of Sun Jul 22 0:53:33 2018


COSTAR: Verb to plot a symbol at a coordinate on the TV

INPUTS

COORDINA                           Coordinate in image
SYMBOL          0.0        24.0    Symbol type: 1 plus 2 X,
                                   3 circle, 4 box, see HELP
STFACTOR    -9999.0      9999.0    Scale radius = 2 pixels *
                                   STFACTOR
GRCHAN          0.0         8.0    Graphics channel 0 => 2.
          Choice of image to plot is done via TV cursor
          (if more than one image of a map is visible)

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COSTAR
Type: Verb
Use:  COSTAR will plot a symbol at a coordinate position for an image on
      the TV.  If there is more than one image (of a map) visible on the
      TV, the routine will ask the user to position the cursor on any
      part of the image he wishes starred and then to press any button.
Adverbs:
  COORDINA....The X and Y coordinates are found as:
              Xpos = abs(CO(1)) + abs(CO(2))/60 + abs(CO(3))/3600
                 if any of CO(1), CO(2), CO(3) < 0: Xpos = -Xpos
              Ypos = abs(CO(4)) + abs(CO(5))/60 + abs(CO(6))/3600
                 if any of CO(4), CO(5), CO(6) < 0: Ypos = -Ypos
              Note that, although these are most suited to RA, Dec in
              sexagesimal notation, they can be used for any type of
              coordinate.  The units are standard FITS units (e.g
              degrees, m/sec, Hz, sec, etc.) except that right
              ascensions are in hours of time.
  SYMBOL......1: Plus sign           12: Five pointed star
              2: Cross (X)           13: Star of David
              3: Circle              14: Seven-pointed star
              4: Box                 15: Eight-pointed star
              5: Triangle            16: Nine-pointed star
              6: Diamond             17: Ten-pointed star
              7: Pentagon            18: 11-pointed star
              8: Hexagon             19: 12-pointed star
              9: Septagon            20: 13-pointed star
              10: Octagon            21: 14-pointed star
              11: Nine-gon           22: Plus (X) with gap
                                     23: Vertical line
                                     24  Cross with gap
  STFACTOR....Scale factor used to multiply symbol size: radius is
              2 pixels * STFACTOR.
  GRCHAN......Graphics channel (1 - 7) to use for line drawing.
              0 => 2.

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