ASTRO(7) ASTRO(7) NAME astro - print astronomical information SYNOPSIS astro [ -dlepsatokm ] [ -cn ] DESCRIPTION Astro reports upcoming celestial events, by default for 24 hours starting now. The options are: d Read the starting date. A prompt gives the input for- mat. l Read the north latitude, west longitude, and elevation of the observation point. A prompt gives the input format. If l is missing, the initial position is read from the file /lib/sky/here. c Report for n (default 1) successive days. e Report fractional overlap during eclipses. p Print the positions of objects at the given time rather than searching for interesting conjunctions. For each, the name is followed by the right ascension (hours, minutes, seconds), declination (degrees, minutes, sec- onds), azimuth (degrees), elevation (degrees), and semidiameter (arc minutes). For the sun and moon, the magnitude is also printed. s Print output in English words suitable for speech syn- thesizers. a Include a list of artificial earth satellites for interesting events. (There are no orbital elements for the satellites, so this option is not usable.) t Read ΔT from standard input. ΔT is the difference between ephemeris and universal time (seconds) due to the slowing of the earth's rotation. ΔT is normally calculated from an empirical formula. This option is needed only for very accurate timing of occultations, eclipses, etc. o Search for stellar occultations. k Print times in local time (`kitchen clock') as described in the timezone environment variable. m Includes a single comet in the list of objects. This ASTRO(7) ASTRO(7) is modified (in the source) to refer to an approaching comet but in steady state usually refers to the last interesting comet (currently Levy, 1990c). FILES /lib/sky/estartab ecliptic star data /lib/sky/here default latitude (N), longitude (W), and elevation (meters) SOURCE /sys/src/cmd/astro SEE ALSO scat(7) BUGS The k option reverts to GMT outside of 1970-2036.