Bug#793464: astrometry-data-2mass -- Star catalogs for astrometry.net from 2MASS
Owner: Ole Streicher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : astrometry-data-2mass
Version : 4200
Upstream Author : Dustin Lang
* URL : http://data.astrometry.net/
* License : GPL
Description : Star catalogs for astrometry.net from 2MASS
Astrometry.net needs complete catalogs of star positions, which
are provided with several resolutions in these packages.
The uncompressed size of these catalogs upstream ranges from
129 kBytes (1000 stars) to ~15 GB (200 million stars), with
roughly doubling the number of stars with each step. Since it
is not useful to put flood the Debian archive with Milky Way
stars, I started a discussion on debian-devel . However, until
there is a good solution, I would package a subset (total ~120 MB),
which overs about 3 million stars. I still have no idea about the
best way to split it into subpackages; probably I would combine the
smallest catalogs into one 8 MB package, and then have one larger
catalog per package (8 MB, 15 MB, 30 MB, 60 MB).
The package will be maintained within the Debian Astronomy Team.