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1.4.1 get position of an observatory


Description

observatory will give you the position of an observatory as given in the system. At the time of writing the following observatories are recognised (but check e.g. the position GUI for currently known ones, or the me.obslist() tool function): ’ALMA’ ’ARECIBO’ ’ATCA’ ’BIMA’ ’CLRO’ ’DRAO’ ’DWL’ ’GB’ ’GBT’ ’GMRT’ ’IRAM PDB’ ’IRAM_PDB’ ’JCMT’ ’MOPRA’ ’MOST’ ’NRAO12M’ ’NRAO_GBT’ ’PKS’ ’SAO SMA’ ’SMA’ ’VLA’ ’VLBA’ ’WSRT’ ’ATF’ ’ATA’ ’CARMA’ ’ACA’ ’OSF’ ’OVRO_MMA’ ’EVLA’ ’ASKAP’ ’APEX’ ’SMT’ ’NRO’ ’ASTE’ ’LOFAR’ ’MeerKAT’ ’KAT-7’ ’EVN’ ’LWA1’ ’PAPER_SA’ ’PAPER_GB’ ’e-MERLIN’ ’MERLIN2’ ’Effelsberg’ ’MWA32T’ .

Arguments





Inputs

name

observatory name - case insensitive

allowed:

string

Default:

ALMA

Returns
record

Example

 
 
print "\t----\t observatory Ex 1 \t----"  
print me.observatory(’ATCA’)  
#{’m0’: {’value’: 2.6101423190348916, ’unit’: ’rad’},  
# ’m1’: {’value’: -0.5261379196128062, ’unit’: ’rad’},  
# ’m2’: {’value’: 6372960.2577234386, ’unit’: ’m’},  
# ’refer’: ’ITRF’,  
# ’type’: ’position’}  
 

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