tpxev¶
- erfa.tpxev(v, v0)[source]¶
In the tangent plane projection, given celestial direction cosines for a star and the tangent point, solve for the star’s rectangular coordinates in the tangent plane.
- Parameters:
- vdouble array
- v0double array
- Returns:
- xidouble array
- etadouble array
Notes
Wraps ERFA function
eraTpxev
. The ERFA documentation is:- - - - - - - - - e r a T p x e v - - - - - - - - - In the tangent plane projection, given celestial direction cosines for a star and the tangent point, solve for the star's rectangular coordinates in the tangent plane. Given: v double[3] direction cosines of star (Note 4) v0 double[3] direction cosines of tangent point (Note 4) Returned: *xi,*eta double tangent plane coordinates of star Returned (function value): int status: 0 = OK 1 = star too far from axis 2 = antistar on tangent plane 3 = antistar too far from axis Notes: 1) The tangent plane projection is also called the "gnomonic projection" and the "central projection". 2) The eta axis points due north in the adopted coordinate system. If the direction cosines represent observed (RA,Dec), the tangent plane coordinates (xi,eta) are conventionally called the "standard coordinates". If the direction cosines are with respect to a right-handed triad, (xi,eta) are also right-handed. The units of (xi,eta) are, effectively, radians at the tangent point. 3) The method used is to extend the star vector to the tangent plane and then rotate the triad so that (x,y) becomes (xi,eta). Writing (a,b) for the celestial spherical coordinates of the star, the sequence of rotations is (a+pi/2) around the z-axis followed by (pi/2-b) around the x-axis. 4) If vector v0 is not of unit length, or if vector v is of zero length, the results will be wrong. 5) If v0 points at a pole, the returned (xi,eta) will be based on the arbitrary assumption that the longitude coordinate of the tangent point is zero. 6) This function is a member of the following set: spherical vector solve for eraTpxes > eraTpxev < xi,eta eraTpsts eraTpstv star eraTpors eraTporv origin References: Calabretta M.R. & Greisen, E.W., 2002, "Representations of celestial coordinates in FITS", Astron.Astrophys. 395, 1077 Green, R.M., "Spherical Astronomy", Cambridge University Press, 1987, Chapter 13. This revision: 2018 January 2 Copyright (C) 2013-2023, NumFOCUS Foundation. Derived, with permission, from the SOFA library. See notes at end of file.