Spherical: Geometry operations and searches on spheres

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Spherical: Geometry operations and searches on spherical surfaces

Post by kcd » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:58 am

[c]Spherical: Geometry operations and searches on spherical surfaces[/c][/b]
Abstract: The Spherical Library provides an efficient and accurate mathematical representation of shapes on the celestial sphere, such as sky coverage and footprints. Shapes of arbitrary complexity and size can be dynamically created from simple building blocks, whose exact area is also analytically computed. This methodology is also perfectly suited for censoring problematic parts of datasets, e.g., bad seeing, satellite trails or diffraction spikes of bright stars.

Credit: Budavári, Tamás; Dobos, László; Fekete, György; Gray, Jim; Szalay, Alex

Site: http://voservices.net/spherical/

Bibcode: 2013ascl.soft09004B

Preferred citation method: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010PASP..122.1375B

ID: ascl:1309.004
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