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5.5.6 Tic mark labels

But `text' can do even more. With

     text "$#3$" at 0 20 along declination
                 tics rectascension 1 towards N ;
     text "$#5$" at 11 0 along declination
                 tics declination 10 towards S ;

you create automatic tic mark labels at the +20^\circ declination circle and the 11h rectascension circle. See Tic mark labels, for more information about these placeholders like #3. Typically you will embed the placeholders in $...$, because this tells the underlying TeX typesetting engine to typeset the number as a formula. This makes it look nicer.