- GUI Coordinate Converter
- A python package for performing astrometric calculations
This morning I found this Python package form a post on the iObserve FB wall.
The current release already contains the following functionality:
Astropy also includes a lot of infrastructure code that makes it very easy for users to develop their own Astronomy packages, using Astropy as a core dependency.
Then I tried to download and install in on my mac.
The size of the installing file is just about 5Mb only.
After installing it, I did some tests by following its examples from the document.
It's really helpful, and now I do not have to convert all my shell scripts to Python codes.
It saves my lots of time :P
You should give it a try!
Its official website:
The author of QLFits is the same one writing the 'iObserver', an useful app for astronomers.
The author is an astronomer also :D
QLFits was a commercial app before, but now it is FREE.
I have it installed in my previous SL Mac and it was working quite good.
Now since I am using the ML, I wanna have it in my Mac too.
But the problem is that, the latest version of QLFits was released about three years ago,
I am not sure if it will be compatible with the ML.
I just ran the installer, and there was no error messages poped.
But when I tried to have a quick look on a MIOSOTYS reduced FITS file,
the poped QL window is totally blank...><...
Then after reading its offical webpage, I just realized that:
Make sure to open the QLFits PrefPane once
in the System Preferences before using QLFits.
and after doing this, it works perfectly :P