Abstract : Standards of Fundamental Astronomy interface

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Homepage : http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pysofa

Pysofa provides a Python interface to the the IAU-sanctioned Standards of Fundamental Astronomy (SOFA) library.  SOFA is a set of algorithms and procedures that implement standard models used in fundamental astronomy, covering:
  • Calendars
  • Time Scales
  • Earth rotation and sidereal time
  • Ephemerides (medium precision)
  • Geocentric/geodetic transformations
  • Precession, nutation, polar motion
  • Star space motion
  • Star catalogue conversion
Instructions for building and installing the prerequisite SOFA library are available at http://finiteline.homeip.net/index.php/programming/69-python/98-pysofa.

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