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naco_util_img_std_cat - Standard star catalog creation


esorex naco_util_img_std_cat [OPTIONS] FILE.sof


naco_util_img_std_cat -- Standard star catalog creation.

Convert ASCII-file(s) to a FITS standard star catalog.

This recipe generates a FITS standard star catalog for imaging from one or more ASCII-files.

Each line in the text file must have 4+8 fields separated by white-space.

The first field is the star name, e.g. ´HD108903´ which will be stored in a table column labeled ´STARS´.

The next field is the Right Ascension [degrees] which will be stored in a table column labeled ´RA´.

The Right Ascension must be non-negative and less than 360.

The next field is the Declination [degrees] which will be stored in a table column labeled ´DEC´.

The Declination must be within the range -90 to 90.

The next field is the spectral type which will be stored in a table column labeled ´SP_TYPE´.

The 8 next fields are the magnitudes for the 8 supported image filters.

Unknown magnitudes must be indicated by the value 99.0.

The filename (without path) of the ASCII file will for each star be added in a table column labeled ´CAT_NAME´.

The 8 filter names are hard-coded in the recipe.

Lines beginning with a hash (#) are treated as comments.

The files listed in the Set Of Frames (sof-file) must be tagged: NACO-ASCII-file IMG_STD_ASCII


Note that it is possible to create a configuration file containing these options, along with suitable default values. Please refer to the details provided by the 'esorex --help' command.


The full documentation for the naco pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file using the following URL:

An overview over the existing ESO pipelines can be found on the web page

Basic documentation about the EsoRex program can be found at the esorex (1) man page.

It is possible to call the pipelines from python using the python-cpl package. See for further information.

The other recipes of the naco pipeline are naco_img_checkfocus(7), naco_img_dark(7), naco_img_detlin(7), naco_img_jitter(7), naco_img_lampflat(7), naco_img_slitpos(7), naco_img_strehl(7), naco_img_twflat(7), naco_img_zpoint(7), naco_spc_combine(7), naco_spc_lampflat(7), naco_spc_wavecal(7), naco_util_spc_argon(7), naco_util_spc_model(7)


naco_util_img_std_cat 4.4.11


Lars Lundin <>


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This file is part of the NACO Instrument Pipeline Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008 European Southern Observatory

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4.4.11 naco_util_img_std_cat