[AstroPy] satellite-centered ephemeris

Miguel de Val-Borro miguel.deval@gmail....
Tue Jan 10 09:41:58 CST 2012


Hello,

I would like to calculate RA and Dec of solar system objects at the
position of the Herschel satellite. This can be done in the on-line JPL
Horizons system setting the observer to @herschel, however I would like
to calculate the coordinates from the orbital elements of Herschel and
the object at different times. I have checked that pyEphem Observer
object supports positions on Earth's surface; is there any available
package where I can use the orbital elements of a satellite to define
the observer frame? 

Thanks,
Miguel


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