very large data files

Jason Harris kstars at
Thu Jul 10 15:16:52 BST 2008

On 7/10/08, John Tapsell <johnflux at> wrote:
> Couldn't you just tell people to do exactly that - get the data from NOMAD?
> :)
> Can kstars easily import the raw data from NOMAD?
That would be ideal, but it wouldn't be easy the NOMAD catalog doesn't
include some key information about stars: star names and HD numbers,
spectral types, and binarity/multiplicity flags.  So I need to do a
positional match between the bright NOMAD stars and our existing star
catalog to merge in these data for the bright stars.

For the same reason, streaming in chunks of the NOMAD data would not
be practical.


> John Tapsell

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