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Re: Bug#842936: ITP: casacore-data-observatories -- Table of radio observatory coordinates for casacore

Hi Ole

On Wed, November 2, 2016 2:09 pm, Ole Streicher wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Ole Streicher <olebole@debian.org>
> X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, debian-astro@lists.debian.org
> * Package name    : casacore-data-observatories
>   Version         : 1.0
> * URL             : https://github.com/casacore/observatory-table
> * License         : Public domain
>   Description     : Table of radio observatory coordinates for casacore
> This package contains a table with radio observatories and their
> coordinates for the use with casacore. The data is initially taken from
> Wikipedia, but will be incrementally replaced with verified coordinates.

At the highest accuracy, these antenna coordinates are functions of time due
to plate techtonics, with global solutions published at semi-regular intervals
as the ITRF (International Terrestrial Reference Frame).  Depending on their
usage within casacore, you may/may not need such accuracies.

Dr. Jonathan Quick
VLBI Operations Manager, HartRAO

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