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 changes in this latest release include

Authors: Karen Collins and John Kielkopf of the University of Louisville. Report problems to karenacollins_at_outlook_com.

Availability: AstroCC is open source software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

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: March 17, 2015
kielkopf at louisville dot edu