trackingtime- compute LST rise, transit, and set times for sources as well as time in the keyhole


trackingtime {--help --lim --sort --usecalib --usepsr --usex102 --usefluxgt1 --zamax=zamax --zamin=zamin --exclnorise} srcfile


    srcfile   name of cima source file to process.  The file format is:


  • --help        output help message and exit  
  • ---lim         set zamin 3.5, zamax=12 . These are the limits during  the platform beam repair.
  • ---sort        sort the output by ascending ra.
  • --usecalib  use cima calibrator file (ignore srcfile)
  • --usepsr     use cima pulsar file (ignore srcfile)
  • --usex102  use the x102 calibrator file (ignore srcfile)
  •  --usefluxgt1 use the point file with calibrators gt 1 jy at lband
  •  --zamax=zamax   set zamax to zamax  degrees (def 19.69)
  •  --zamin=zamin    set zamin to zamin degrees (def=1.06)
  •  --exclnorise exclude sources that never rise.

        trackingtime is a shell script that calls idl routines to process the srcfile and output the lst rise, transit, and set times for each source in the file. It also outputs the Solar time from rise to keyhole and keyhole to transit. The user can change the za limits with  --zamin,--zamax options as well as with --lim. The output goes to standard out. The --sort option will sort the output by ra (the default order is how it is in the srcfile).

        The routine  will normally process the srcfiles that users create and pass to cima. The options --usecalib, --usepsr, --usex102 will ignore srcfile and use one of the standard cima catalog files.

        The never rises column that follows the source name will have a 1 in it if the source za is alway  greater than zamax.




       tracking time is currently only on Linux.
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