|Description:||The astronomy library for Python (22.214.171.124-1)|
PyEphem provides scientific-grade astronomical computations for the Python programming language. Given a date and location on the Earth's surface, it can compute the positions of the Sun and Moon, of the planets and their moons, and of any asteroids, comets, or earth satellites whose orbital elements the user can provide. Additional functions are provided to compute the angular separation between two objects in the sky, to determine the constellation in which an object lies, and to find the times at which an object rises, transits, and sets on a particular day.
Please note that despite the package's name is "pyephem" you must import it using "import ephem" at python prompt. Read the documentation in /sw/share/doc/pyephem-py25/doc for further informations.
|Maintainer:||Kevin Horton <khorton01ATrogersDOTcom>|
CVS log, Last Changed: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 07:37:50 (UTC)
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