[AstroPy] Constructing Angle from a tuple specified as sign string plus numbers for degrees, arcmin, arcsec
Eric L. N. Jensen
ejensen1 at swarthmore.edu
Mon Aug 10 17:26:57 EDT 2015
I’m working with a table from CDS (i.e. from an ApJ paper) that specifies the declination coordinate in four separate columns: a string for the sign of the declination, and three numerical columns for degrees, arcminutes, and arcseconds. Is there a straightforward way to combine these into a single astropy.coordinates Angle object? The standard Angle function (constructor?) only accepts a tuple with three entries.
I guess what I’m looking for is the inverse method of ‘signed_dms’.
If it’s of use, the table I’m working with is here: http://iopscience.iop.org/0067-0049/184/1/18/fulltext/apjs300673t4_mrt.txt
Thanks in advance for your help with this,
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