[AstroPy] Python Functions for Horizontal to Equatorial and vice versa?

Wayne Watson sierra_mtnview@sbcglobal....
Wed Apr 21 20:19:50 CDT 2010


I may be wrong, but it looks like there are some fairly straightforward 
methods on the web for both methods.  Here are two that I've taken note 
of. <http://www2.arnes.si/~gljsentvid10/sfera/chapter7.htm> and 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Horizontal_coordinate_system_2.png>.  
Both give the details. Another, 
<http://www.davincisworld.com/Satellites/OrbitalDynamics.htm>, gives the 
details and performs an example  calculation. See a few pages into it, 
around Figure 1.1.2.

On 4/20/2010 8:46 PM, Anne Archibald wrote:
> On 19 April 2010 15:15, Wayne Watson<sierra_mtnview@sbcglobal.net>  wrote:
>    
>> I'm looking for two functions to do the coordinate transformations in
>> the Subject.  Just those two. I don't need any others.
>>      
> I think you will find that you need many other functions than just
> horizontal to equatorial: the transformation depends on LST, for
> example, which you will need to convert to or from GMT, and on
> latitude/longitude; you'll probably want to convert various
> coordinates between sexagesimal and radians or degrees; you may even
> find galactic coordinates useful. Just go with something like a python
> wrapper for SLALIB.
>
> If you really want just those two functions, if it's really essential
> to keep dependencies down at the cost of debugging pain, you can write
> such a function fairly easily by converting to a 3D vector
> representation and back.
>
> Good luck,
> Anne
>
>    
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