erfa.atciqn(rc, dc, pr, pd, px, rv, astrom, b)[source]

Quick ICRS, epoch J2000.0, to CIRS transformation, given precomputed star-independent astrometry parameters plus a list of light- deflecting bodies.

rcdouble array
dcdouble array
prdouble array
pddouble array
pxdouble array
rvdouble array
astromeraASTROM array
beraLDBODY array
ridouble array
didouble array


Wraps ERFA function eraAtciqn. The ERFA documentation is:

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Quick ICRS, epoch J2000.0, to CIRS transformation, given precomputed
star-independent astrometry parameters plus a list of light-
deflecting bodies.

Use of this function is appropriate when efficiency is important and
where many star positions are to be transformed for one date.  The
star-independent parameters can be obtained by calling one of the
functions eraApci[13], eraApcg[13], eraApco[13] or eraApcs[13].

If the only light-deflecting body to be taken into account is the
Sun, the eraAtciq function can be used instead.  If in addition the
parallax and proper motions are zero, the eraAtciqz function can be

   rc,dc  double       ICRS RA,Dec at J2000.0 (radians)
   pr     double       RA proper motion (radians/year, Note 3)
   pd     double       Dec proper motion (radians/year)
   px     double       parallax (arcsec)
   rv     double       radial velocity (km/s, +ve if receding)
   astrom eraASTROM         star-independent astrometry parameters:
    pmt    double       PM time interval (SSB, Julian years)
    eb     double[3]    SSB to observer (vector, au)
    eh     double[3]    Sun to observer (unit vector)
    em     double       distance from Sun to observer (au)
    v      double[3]    barycentric observer velocity (vector, c)
    bm1    double       sqrt(1-|v|^2): reciprocal of Lorenz factor
    bpn    double[3][3] bias-precession-nutation matrix
    along  double       longitude + s' (radians)
    xpl    double       polar motion xp wrt local meridian (radians)
    ypl    double       polar motion yp wrt local meridian (radians)
    sphi   double       sine of geodetic latitude
    cphi   double       cosine of geodetic latitude
    diurab double       magnitude of diurnal aberration vector
    eral   double       "local" Earth rotation angle (radians)
    refa   double       refraction constant A (radians)
    refb   double       refraction constant B (radians)
   n      int          number of bodies (Note 3)
   b      eraLDBODY[n] data for each of the n bodies (Notes 3,4):
    bm     double       mass of the body (solar masses, Note 5)
    dl     double       deflection limiter (Note 6)
    pv     [2][3]       barycentric PV of the body (au, au/day)

   ri,di   double    CIRS RA,Dec (radians)


1) Star data for an epoch other than J2000.0 (for example from the
   Hipparcos catalog, which has an epoch of J1991.25) will require a
   preliminary call to eraPmsafe before use.

2) The proper motion in RA is dRA/dt rather than cos(Dec)*dRA/dt.

3) The struct b contains n entries, one for each body to be
   considered.  If n = 0, no gravitational light deflection will be
   applied, not even for the Sun.

4) The struct b should include an entry for the Sun as well as for
   any planet or other body to be taken into account.  The entries
   should be in the order in which the light passes the body.

5) In the entry in the b struct for body i, the mass parameter
   b[i].bm can, as required, be adjusted in order to allow for such
   effects as quadrupole field.

6) The deflection limiter parameter b[i].dl is phi^2/2, where phi is
   the angular separation (in radians) between star and body at
   which limiting is applied.  As phi shrinks below the chosen
   threshold, the deflection is artificially reduced, reaching zero
   for phi = 0.   Example values suitable for a terrestrial
   observer, together with masses, are as follows:

      body i     b[i].bm        b[i].dl

      Sun        1.0            6e-6
      Jupiter    0.00095435     3e-9
      Saturn     0.00028574     3e-10

7) For efficiency, validation of the contents of the b array is
   omitted.  The supplied masses must be greater than zero, the
   position and velocity vectors must be right, and the deflection
   limiter greater than zero.

   eraPmpx      proper motion and parallax
   eraLdn       light deflection by n bodies
   eraAb        stellar aberration
   eraRxp       product of r-matrix and pv-vector
   eraC2s       p-vector to spherical
   eraAnp       normalize angle into range 0 to 2pi

This revision:   2021 April 3

Copyright (C) 2013-2023, NumFOCUS Foundation.
Derived, with permission, from the SOFA library.  See notes at end of file.