[AstroPy] Comments sought on WCS library

W.T. Bridgman William.T.Bridgman.1 at gsfc.nasa.gov
Fri Feb 25 14:20:45 CST 2005

I'm apparently not currently a member that can post to the wiki and I'm 
not sure where this should go since it is also relevant to the 
AstroLibCoords page.

The focus so far seems to be more on dealing with sky coordinates 
(understandable).  I'd like to note that the solar data groups have 
expressed some interest in python and I use pyFITS for an increasing 
amount of my solar image processing.  While it may take some time to 
get various coordinate transformations implemented, we should be 
careful not to setup a system that is difficult/impossible to expand to 
other systems.  I do notice some mention of mapping 2-D to 3-D 
coordinate systems so maybe this covers that aspect?


On Feb 24, 2005, at 4:46 PM, Perry Greenfield wrote:

> We (STScI) have started work on implementing a WCS library. I've
> put some thoughts about the form that library should take (its
> functionality and user interface) on the astrolib wiki. We'd be
> interested in any feedback or comments about what features and
> interface a WCS library should have.
> http://www.scipy.org/wikis/topical_software/AstroLibWCS
> Perry Greenfield
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