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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.