srcTimes - compute LST rise, transit, and set times for sources.


srcTimes -b -r -t -s -w -x -z zaMax < inputFile > outputfile


  • -b    coordinates are in B1950. The default is J2000.
  • -r    don't output rise times. (default is output rise times).
  • -t    don't output transit times. (default is output transit times).
  • -s    don't output set times. (default is output set times).
  • -w    Input format is : srcName hh mm ss.s dd mm ss.s
  • -x    Input format is: srcName hhmmss.s ddmmss.s
  • -z    zaMaxDeg. This is the maximum za attainable. default:19.69 (dome max za).
  • The default input file format is:

  • hhmmss.s ddmmss.s


        srcTimes will compute the rise, transit, and set LST for a set of sources at arecibo.The default input format is:

    hhmmss.s ddmmss.s (one source per line).

    This can be changed with the -w or -x options. The default epoch is J2000. The -b option will change the epoch to B1950. The output format will have an optional sourcename (if the input format includeded it) followed by :

      RA      DEC       RISE    TRANSIT   SET
    hh:mm:ss dd:mm:ss  hh:mm:ss hh:mm:ss   hh:mm:ss

    You can exclude the rise, transit, or set times with the -r,-t,-s optiopns. The rise/set times are determined by the maximum zenith angle for the feed. The default is 19.69 degrees (for the dome). If you are using the carriage house then change the maximum za to 19.99.




       srcTimes is compiled to run on sun and linux 32bit. The 32bit linux should run ok on the 64 bit machines.
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