Skytools 3 Import Feature


#1

Respectfully request that you consider adding a feature to allow the import of .stx files generated by Skytools 3 . The .stx format has a strange header and footer that wrap the body of the exported plain text. If this proves to be difficult to manage, then a simple text import format that allows a simple text file to be imported would be lovely!

Here is a sample of the simple text format found in the body of the .stx file. Since I can manually clip out the header and footer of the .stx file, I would love to be able to import this simple table format:

                                                          M sin i Period  Semimajor   Eccen-  K (m/s) 

Primary ID Alt ID Con RA (2000) Dec (2000) Mag (Mjup ) (d) Axis (AU) tricity


HR 6 HD 142 Phe 00h06m19.3s -49°04’31" 5.7 1.07 331.872 0.97 0.37 31.59
HD 1237 SAO 258219 Hyi 00h16m12.4s -79°51’05" 6.6 3.45 133.8 0.505 0.51 164.0
HD 2039 SAO 232025 Phe 00h24m20.3s -56°39’00" 9.0 4.85 1192.582 2.19 0.68 127.82
54 Psc HR 166 Psc 00h39m21.6s +21°15’00" 5.9 0.20 62.23 0.284 0.63 15.9
HD 4208 SAO 166526 Scl 00h44m26.8s -26°30’56" 7.8 0.80 812.197 1.67 0.05 18.22
HD 4203 SAO 74235 Psc 00h44m41.2s +20°26’55" 8.7 1.65 400.944 1.09 0.46 49.29
HD 6434 SAO 192911 Phe 01h04m40.1s -39°29’20" 7.7 0.48 22.09 0.15 0.30 37.0
HD 8574 SAO 74702 Psc 01h25m12.6s +28°33’59" 7.1 2.04 228.18 0.77 0.311 64.0
Upsilon And(b) 50 And And 01h36m47.8s +41°24’18" 4.1 0.69 4.6171 0.059 0.012 70.2


#2

Moving to 2.5.2 feature requests.

Thanks
Jared


#3

If you are willing to do a bit of work with a spreadsheet you can convert the .stx data to a text file and import it via the Starry Nights option. All it takes in an object name, RA, and DEC in the correct columns of the spreadsheet.

see: Starry Nights Import Format--SOLVED


#4

Very very interesting. I will try that approach. If I import the stx file to Access, I can export direct to text with a query object. Perhaps that will work.

Is the delimiter a space, tab, or comma?


#5

I used a tab. I’ve attached (I hope) a text file that you can use to import 24 Carbon Stars via the Starry Nights import. The first line are the SN’s field names.

AL Carbon Star 1.txt (1.1 KB)


#6

Thank you for providing that file. Now I know exactly how to do the export from Access.


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