SOFA: Standards of Fundamental Astronomy

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SOFA: Standards of Fundamental Astronomy

Post by owlice » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:05 pm

SOFA: Standards of Fundamental Astronomy

Abstract: SOFA (Standards Of Fundamental Astronomy) is a collection of subprograms, in source-code form, that implement official IAU algorithms for fundamental astronomy computations. SOFA offers more than 160 routines for fundamental astronomy, including time scales (including dealing with leap seconds), Earth rotation, sidereal time, precession, nutation, polar motion, astrometry and transforms between various reference systems (e.g. BCRS, ICRS, GCRS, CIRS, TIRS, ITRS). The subprograms are supported by 55 vector/matrix routines, and are available in both Fortran77 and C implementations.

Credit: IAU SOFA Center


Bibcode: 2014ascl.soft03026I

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