[AstroPy] Is There an AstroCalc Modulo?

Paul Barrett pebarrett@gmail....
Sun Jan 10 17:31:58 CST 2010


Note that there is also the NOVAS library from the US Naval
Observatory, which does not have the licensing restrictions that
SLAlib has.  However, currently there are no Python binding for this
library.  It is my hope to provide some one day.

 -- Paul

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Scott Ransom <sransom@nrao.edu> wrote:
> Hi Wayne,
>
> SLALIB is a professional-grade library of Astronomical routines, mostly
> for coordinate and time conversion.   You can find documentation of all
> the routines at many sites on the web.
>
> e.g.:  http://star-www.rl.ac.uk/star/docs/sun67.htx/sun67.html
>
> You install it using the normal "python setup.py install" in the
> directory where it was unzipped.  However, I've never used it under
> Windows and am not sure if anything special is needed or not (I suspect
> there will be some trickery involved).
>
> Scott
>
> On Monday 28 December 2009 01:27:43 pm you wrote:
>> Hello. What is SLALAB, and where do I put the unzipped file
>>  (Windows)? Is there documentation for this?
>>
>> Scott Ransom wrote:
>> > Hi Wayne,
>> >
>> > I wrapped all of SLALIB a year or two ago and it has most or all of
>> > what you are looking for I think.  You can get it here:
>> >
>> > http://www.cv.nrao.edu/~sransom/pyslalib-1.0.tar.gz
>> >
>> > Scott
>> >
>> > On Monday 28 December 2009 11:32:02 am Wayne Watson wrote:
>> >> See Subject. I'm looking for something like the methods described
>> >> in Meeus' Astro Formulae for Calculators. Something too that
>> >> provides rotation matrices,  calculations to find sidereal time,
>> >> and  az equal-distance projections.
>>
>
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