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Re: exotic catalogues: searches / cross checks

John and all,

On the distribution disk is a program called analyze_all.pl  It may do what 
you want.  It takes a sorted cal file and produces a star list with the 
mean position, the mean of the mag values, and the number of observations 
among other things.  To use it you need a sorted .cal file.  It does not 
work on the collected.big, so you have to collect together the .cal file

make 1 big file:
cat *.cal > cal.big

Sort it:
sort -n +1 cal.big > sorted.big

Now use analyze on it:

perl analyze_all.pl < sorted.big > all.big

Does it on my machine.  You can read the comments in analyze_all.pl to see 
what the output format is before you go to the trouble.

There is also analyze_stars.pl on the disk that does what analyze_all.pl 
does but also takes some cuts at it as it goes by to just output stars with 
big standard deviation of the mag measurements, and sets a minimum for the 
number of measurements that you can change.

Tom Droege

At 06:09 PM 6/16/02 +0000, you wrote:
>aah@nofs.navy.mil wrote:
> >   One class of object that I don't think has been searched
> > for in Tom's data are cataclysmic variable candidates.
> > There have been a bunch of surveys for blue objects, such
> > as the Palomar-Green survey, along with Xray surveys where
> > you can pick out stars with high Xray flux and variability.
> > If someone wanted to cross-check these potential candidates
> > and see if any fall within Tom's declination zone, that
> > would be a useful exercise.  Note that many of these stars
> > will be faint at quiescence, but in outburst they may be
> > easy targets for TOM1.  They will not be in master-star-lists
> > since an outburst might only occur on one night and the
> > star might not appear on the majority of the remaining frames.
>I have been thinking about this, but haven't figured out how to get a
>master list yet.