Documentation items

For each catalogue a record exists in the file DIRADOC.DB that contains documentation keywords. These keywords are not used by applicative commands, but only by PDB_INFO in the search of desired catalogues. The fields of this records are called catalogue items. One of this item is the name of the documentation file, that is a printable text file of documentation.

The documentation items are:

DOCUMENT
The name of a file that handle the documentation of the catalogue. This file resides in the directory [DIRA2.DOC] (.../DIRA2/DOC ) for public catalogues and in the PDB current directory for personal data and must be created by user.

ASS CAT1
An associate catalogue is a second catalogue present in the data base that contains data related with the ones of the first catalogue. An associate catalogue can contain references, pointers and so on.

ASS CAT2
A second associate catalogue.

AUTHOR
The name(s) of the author(s) of the catalogue

REFERENCE
Bibliographic references to the catalogue.

TITLE
Title of the catalogue

OBJTYPE
Type of objects in the catalogues. The allowed keywords are:

OBJECTS      STARS      GALAXIES     RADIOSU    QSOS
         CLUSTER      REFEREN    PLATES       IMAGES

BAND
This item refers to the electromagnetic band observed in the catalogues. Allowed keywords are:

RADIO       IR       OPTIC       UV     X      GAMMA

CDS_IDENT.
Identification code of the catalogue on the Centre des Donnees Stellaires Bullettin.



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