[AstroPy] Is There an AstroCalc Modulo?

Scott Ransom sransom@nrao....
Mon Dec 28 12:41:11 CST 2009

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).


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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