SEarch for Fringe-FindERS (for a given VLBI observation)
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#util functions for seffers
import numpy as np
import datetime as dt
from astropy import coordinates as coord
from astropy.time import Time
from astropy import units as u
# useful functions
def get_coordinates(text_coord):
"""Given a string representing coordinates in the form hh:mm:ss dd:mm:ss
if returns the astropy.coordinates from this object.
ra, dec = text_coord.strip().split(' ')
ra = [float(i) for i in ra.split(':')]
dec = [float(i) for i in dec.split(':')]
return coord.SkyCoord('{:n}h{:n}m{}s {:n}d{:n}m{}s'.format(*ra, *dec))
def get_time(text_time):
"""Returns a datetime.datetime object representing the input text_time that
should have the form DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM
# return Observer.datetime_to_astropy_time(dt.datetime.strptime(text_time, '%d/%m/%Y %H:%M'))
the_time = dt.datetime.strptime(text_time, '%d/%m/%Y %H:%M')
return Time(the_time.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M'))
#date = [int(i) for i in date.split('/')]
def get_obs_times(start_time, duration, interval=0.2):
"""Returns the times of the observation from the starting to the end
Duration and interval must be in hours, without units.
return start_time + np.arange(0.0, duration+interval/2., interval)*u.h