Top level of the noao package, only contains the task observatory.


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Most of these notebooks rely on basic knowledge of the Astropy FITS I/O module. If you are unfamiliar with this module please see the Astropy FITS I/O user documentation before using this documentation.

Observatory is the only task on the top noao module level. See the Python example below.


The observatory task will return various information about an observatory location. This task is included in Astropy as the astropy.coordinates.EarthLocation class. See the doc pages here and here for more information.

# Astronomy Specific Imports
from astropy.coordinates import EarthLocation
EarthLocation.of_site('Apache Point Observatory')
\[(-1463969.3, -5166673.3, 3434985.7) \; \mathrm{m}\]