very large data files

Ralf Habacker ralf.habacker at
Thu Jul 10 10:32:55 BST 2008

John Tapsell schrieb:
> 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?
Just a little note from: there is an online access to the data available so it may be possible 
to download the data on demand and cache it locally like google earth does.


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