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Specify coordinate format requirements for target lists

Sarah Kendrew 9 months ago • updated by Bruno Merín 9 months ago 3

Would it be possible to provide some example target lists that contain coordinates, or an explanation on the supported coordinate formats we can use in a target list? (e.g. hexagesimal, decimal, epoch, galactic vs ra/dec, etc). All the examples use named targets only.

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The documentation has been fixed to explain how to set the coordinate format for target lists.

Under review

Good suggestion. In general, when the target lists are given with coordinates, ESASky uses the galactic or ra/dec frame that is currently selected, regardless whether the coordinates are given with two floats or in hexadecimal format (which is more typical of ra/dec coordinates). We have updated the documentation of this feature on the online help:


https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/esasky-target-lists


Is that good enough?

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The documentation has been fixed to explain how to set the coordinate format for target lists.