[AstroPy] Source Extraction from Star Trails?
Sat Dec 26 10:51:10 CST 2009
Does anyone know of a program that produces selected star trails on a az
equal-distance projection of the sky? Ultimately, it would be good if
the program could match these trails against composite (long exposure)
all-sky (fisheye) images. From that data, it would be useful to produce
the location of the north celestial pole, north azimuth position, and
possibly the zenith.
Aside from possible star catalog need, one would need to supply
lat/long, start time of trails, and maybe 5-10 stars that require trails
for some specified time.
Wayne Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
(121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet
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