[AstroPy] [astropy-dev] Coordinates subpackage - request for help

Perry Greenfield stsci.perry@gmail....
Thu Nov 15 11:43:45 CST 2012


On Nov 15, 2012, at 12:27 PM, Thomas Robitaille wrote:
> 
> I think it would be great to have a PyAST version of the testing
> script in addition to the IDL one. I think it's fair to say that
> people trust AST (possibly even more than the IDL routines!).
> 
> As for accuracy, I think we should aim for <0.01" initially - the
> rationale being that 1" accuracy won't be very useful for e.g. HST
> observations. In the long term, I would argue that microsecond
> accuracy would be desirable.
> 
> Cheers,
> Tom
> 
Agreed! And if David can help contribute to that (in any way), I think that would be great (there is obviously a wealth of experience there). The nice thing about the pyAST comparison is that this can all be done in Python without needing an IDL License.

Perry




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