very large data files

John Tapsell johnflux at
Thu Jul 10 10:22:35 BST 2008

2008/7/10 Jason Harris <kstars at>:
> You'll note I didn't even mention the file containing 1e9 stars.  The
> US Naval Observatory publishes a catalog with 1e9 stars called NOMAD
> (which our large catalogs are based on), and to obtain it you have to
> send them a USB hard drive with a capacity of at least 100 GB.  We'd
> probably have to use a similar method.

Couldn't you just tell people to do exactly that - get the data from NOMAD? :)

Can kstars easily import the raw data from NOMAD?

John Tapsell

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