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4.4. Specifying hours on command lines

Right ascension, hour angle, and sidereal time are all expressed in hours. The syntax for such quantities is pretty similar to the syntax for angles, except that the first unit has an “h” suffix for hours.

NN.NNNh
NNhNN.NNNm
NNhNNmNN.NNNs

Examples:

05h51m44s
05H51M44S
05.86222h