Latitude¶

class
astropy.coordinates.
Latitude
(angle, unit=None, **kwargs)[source]¶ Bases:
astropy.coordinates.Angle
Latitudelike angle(s) which must be in the range 90 to +90 deg.
A Latitude object is distinguished from a pure
Angle
by virtue of being constrained so that:90.0 * u.deg <= angle(s) <= +90.0 * u.deg
Any attempt to set a value outside that range will result in a
ValueError
.The input angle(s) can be specified either as an array, list, scalar, tuple (see below), string,
Quantity
or anotherAngle
.The input parser is flexible and supports all of the input formats supported by
Angle
. Parameters
 anglearray, list, scalar,
Quantity
,Angle
. The angle value(s). If a tuple, will be interpreted as
(h, m, s)
or(d, m, s)
depending onunit
. If a string, it will be interpreted following the rules described forAngle
.If
angle
is a sequence or array of strings, the resulting values will be in the givenunit
, or ifNone
is provided, the unit will be taken from the first given value. unit
UnitBase
, str, optional The unit of the value specified for the angle. This may be any string that
Unit
understands, but it is better to give an actual unit object. Must be an angular unit.
 anglearray, list, scalar,
 Raises
UnitsError
If a unit is not provided or it is not an angular unit.
TypeError
If the angle parameter is an instance of
Longitude
.