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Appendix A. Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues

A.1 Introduction

A.2 Types of installation

A.3 Installation

A.1 Introduction

The ASTOFRAME can work with arbitrary databases. (Work with SQL Server, ORACLE, and ODBC compatible databases is already implemented). Developer of this software provide for conv generator of MS SQL Server version of HIPPARCOS and TYCHO databases. Database structure is in fact a one to one copy of described in ftp://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/cats/I/239/ReadMe structure.

 

A.2 Types of installation

There are two types of installation: default and advanced. A default installation uses local computer as database server and  names databases as ASTROMETRY. This type of installation enables you to try examples of this document for training. Advanced installation enables you to install database to remote computer and use every compatible with SQL Server database name. This installation is rather convenient for scientific research. Advanced user have facilities to apply another local or remote databases together with this one.

A.3 Installation

Installation of HIPPARCOS requires following data files:

hip_dm_g.dat
hip_dm_o.dat
hip_dm_v.dat
hip_dm_x.dat
hip_main.dat
hip_va_1.dat
hip_va_2.dat
h_dm_com.dat
h_dm_cor.dat
solar_ha.dat
solar_hp.dat
solar_t.dat

Installation of TYCHO requires the tyc_main.dat file.

These files may be downloaded from ftp://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/cats/I/239.

Installation contains following steps:

a) Put extracted files to the single directory.

b) Close all applications.

c) Start the CreateAstronomyDatabase.exe (This file may be downloaded from the Database package). 

d) Input database name, server name and directory of the extracted files. d) Press buttons for HIPPARCOS and TYCHO creation. System restart is recommended between HIPPARCOS and TYCHO creation. It is recommended to use the single database for HIPPARCOS and TYCHO

CAUTION!!!

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Sometimes it is necessary to press buttons more than one times. If you see the "Press button once again" message then press once again. Database generation may take 0.5 2.0 hour. Wait please. Do not write HIPPARCOS or TYCHO more than one time in the single database.

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