erfa.gst06a(uta, utb, tta, ttb)[source]

Greenwich apparent sidereal time (consistent with IAU 2000 and 2006 resolutions).

utadouble array
utbdouble array
ttadouble array
ttbdouble array
c_retvaldouble array


Wraps ERFA function eraGst06a. The ERFA documentation is:

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Greenwich apparent sidereal time (consistent with IAU 2000 and 2006

   uta,utb    double    UT1 as a 2-part Julian Date (Notes 1,2)
   tta,ttb    double    TT as a 2-part Julian Date (Notes 1,2)

Returned (function value):
              double    Greenwich apparent sidereal time (radians)


1) The UT1 and TT dates uta+utb and tta+ttb respectively, are both
   Julian Dates, apportioned in any convenient way between the
   argument pairs.  For example, JD(UT1)=2450123.7 could be
   expressed in any of these ways, among others:

           uta            utb

       2450123.7           0.0       (JD method)
       2451545.0       -1421.3       (J2000 method)
       2400000.5       50123.2       (MJD method)
       2450123.5           0.2       (date & time method)

   The JD method is the most natural and convenient to use in
   cases where the loss of several decimal digits of resolution
   is acceptable (in the case of UT;  the TT is not at all critical
   in this respect).  The J2000 and MJD methods are good compromises
   between resolution and convenience.  For UT, the date & time
   method is best matched to the algorithm that is used by the Earth
   rotation angle function, called internally:  maximum precision is
   delivered when the uta argument is for 0hrs UT1 on the day in
   question and the utb argument lies in the range 0 to 1, or vice

2) Both UT1 and TT are required, UT1 to predict the Earth rotation
   and TT to predict the effects of precession-nutation.  If UT1 is
   used for both purposes, errors of order 100 microarcseconds

3) This GAST is compatible with the IAU 2000/2006 resolutions and
   must be used only in conjunction with IAU 2006 precession and
   IAU 2000A nutation.

4) The result is returned in the range 0 to 2pi.

   eraPnm06a    classical NPB matrix, IAU 2006/2000A
   eraGst06     Greenwich apparent ST, IAU 2006, given NPB matrix


   Wallace, P.T. & Capitaine, N., 2006, Astron.Astrophys. 459, 981

This revision:  2021 May 11

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