Coordinate Converter for Astronomy

AstroCC is written in Java and ...

AstroCC is a coordinate conversion utility for astronomy. It accepts an object designation or the coordinates of an object and calculates coordinates in alternative systems, and at different dates, times, and locations. It also provides lunar and bright planet coordinates to aid in planning observations. The legacy release of the independent AstroCC has been superceded by the version incorporated within AstroImageJ.

Authors: Karen Collins (Harvard Center for Astrohysics and John Kielkopf (University of Louisville).

Availability: AstroCC is open source software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. See AstroImageJ for the current version.

Credits: Parts of AstroCC are based on XmTel, WCSTools, Nuvola icons, and ImageJ open source software packages. Solar system object coordinate calculations and internal HJD/BJD calculations are based on code adapted from JSkyCalc which was written by John Thorstensen of Dartmouth College. BJD values may also be retrieved from which is based on Eastman et al. 2010. Coordinate data are obtained from SIMBAD. Leap second data is obtained from the U.S. Naval Observatory at The observatory data were compiled from the ESO website at which credits the U.S. Naval Observatory and the H.M. Nautical Almanac Office. The lunar phase images are adapted from Lunar_libration_with_phase_Oct_2007.gif from Wikimedia Commons (submitted by Tom Ruen). We gratefully acknowledge contributions from Cheolha (Pedro) Lee of Ball Aerospace.

Last update: February 29, 2024
kielkopf at louisville dot edu