Instruction for HIPPARCOS and TYCHO database generation.

1) Introduction

The ASTOFRAME can work with arbitrary databases. (Work with SQL Server, ORACLE, and ODBC compatible databases is already implemented). This product provides generation of MS SQL Server version of HIPPARCOS and TYCHO databases. Database structure is in fact a one to one copy of described in ftp://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/cats/I/239/ReadMe structure.

2) System requirements:

Client: .NET 2.0
Sever: MS SQL Server 2000 or later. 700 Mb of HDD free space.

3) Downloads:

You should download and extract following files:
hip_dm_g.dat,
hip_dm_o.dat,
hip_dm_v.dat,
hip_dm_x.dat,
hip_main.dat,
hip_va_1.dat,
hip_va_2.dat,
h_dm_com.dat,
h_dm_cor.dat,
solar_ha.dat,
solar_hp.dat,
solar_t.dat
AND/OR
tyc_main.dat.
You can use ftp://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/cats/I/239/ for this purpose.

Download exe file (.NET 2.0)
Download source.


4) Installation.

a) Put extracted files to the single directory.
b) Close all applications.
c) Start the CreateAstronomyDatabase.exe
d) Input database name, server name and directory of the extracted files.
e) Press buttons for HIPPARCOS and TYCHO creation.

The system restart recommended between HIPPARCOS and TYCHO creation. It is recommended to use the single database for HIPPARCOS and TYCHO

Attention!!!

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Sometimes it is necessary to press buttons more than one times. If you see the "Press button once again" message then press once again. Database generation may take 0.5 2.0 hour. Wait please. Do not write HIPPARCOS or TYCHO more than one time in the single database.
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