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AST: World Coordinate Systems in Astronomy

Postby owlice » Thu May 01, 2014 2:45 am

AST: World Coordinate Systems in Astronomy

Abstract: The AST library provides a comprehensive range of facilities for attaching world coordinate systems to astronomical data, for retrieving and interpreting that information in a variety of formats, including FITS-WCS, and for generating graphical output based on it. Core projection algorithms are provided by WCSLIB (ascl:1108.003) and astrometry is provided by the PAL (ascl:1606.002) and SOFA (ascl:1403.026) libraries. AST bindings are available in Python (pyast), Java (JNIAST) and Perl (Starlink::AST). AST is used as the plotting and astrometry library in DS9 and GAIA, and is distributed separately and as part of the Starlink software collection.

Credit: Berry, David S.; Warren-Smith, Rodney F.


Bibcode: 2014ascl.soft04016B

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ID: ascl:1404.016
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