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    Variable Star Finder    

It searches variable stars in the identification database. The database has to be constructed in advance, following the steps described in the Identification Database Construction.

o Execution

You must set the property misao.home as the MISAO home directory's path, using -D option of java command. Here let's see the MISAO home directory as C:\misao for example. When using Windows95, open DOS Prompt and type:
    java -Dmisao.home=C:\misao misao.app.VariableStarFinder
If JRE(Java Runtime Environment) is installed, the directory where the package is unpacked must be set by an option -cp (the example is in case the package is unpacked at C:\).
    java -Dmisao.home=C:\misao -cp C:\ misao.app.VariableStarFinder
Then the following messages are output, so input the pair of R.A. and Decl.
Find variable stars in the identification database.
Positions (J2000.0): 
  ex. R.A.= 12h 4m31.2s  Decl.= - 0o15'
  acceptable style: 12 4 31.2 -0 15 0
Positions (J2000.0): 
Continuously, input the search area size following the message:
Search area size: 
  acceptable style: 1 deg
                    60 arcmin
                    3600 arcsec
Search area size: 
Then the name, distance from the input position and the data recorded in the database for all variable stars in the area are output.

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