BaseGeodeticRepresentation

class astropy.coordinates.BaseGeodeticRepresentation(lon, lat=None, height=None, copy=True)[source]

Bases: astropy.coordinates.BaseRepresentation

Base geodetic representation.

Parameters
lon, latastropy:angle-like

The longitude and latitude of the point(s), in angular units. The latitude should be between -90 and 90 degrees, and the longitude will be wrapped to an angle between 0 and 360 degrees. These can also be instances of Angle and either Longitude not Latitude, depending on the parameter.

heightQuantity [:ref: ‘length’]

The height to the point(s).

copybool, optional

If True (default), arrays will be copied. If False, arrays will be references, though possibly broadcast to ensure matching shapes.

Attributes Summary

attr_classes

height

The ‘height’ component of the points(s).

lat

The ‘lat’ component of the points(s).

lon

The ‘lon’ component of the points(s).

Methods Summary

from_cartesian(cart)

Converts 3D rectangular cartesian coordinates (assumed geocentric) to WGS84 geodetic coordinates.

to_cartesian()

Converts WGS84 geodetic coordinates to 3D rectangular (geocentric) cartesian coordinates.

Attributes Documentation

attr_classes = {'height': <class 'astropy.units.quantity.Quantity'>, 'lat': <class 'astropy.coordinates.angles.Latitude'>, 'lon': <class 'astropy.coordinates.angles.Longitude'>}
height

The ‘height’ component of the points(s).

lat

The ‘lat’ component of the points(s).

lon

The ‘lon’ component of the points(s).

Methods Documentation

classmethod from_cartesian(cart)[source]

Converts 3D rectangular cartesian coordinates (assumed geocentric) to WGS84 geodetic coordinates.

to_cartesian()[source]

Converts WGS84 geodetic coordinates to 3D rectangular (geocentric) cartesian coordinates.