[AstroPy] YASQ - Yet Another SkyCoord Question

Derek Homeier derek at astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Thu Feb 4 15:28:55 EST 2021

On 4 Feb 2021, at 9:23 pm, Adrian Price-Whelan <adrianmpw at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's possible that there are some intermittent issues with the Simbad database itself, or with your connection. I just tried and it worked for me:
> >>> coord.SkyCoord.from_name("LEDA30866")
> <SkyCoord (ICRS): (ra, dec) in deg
>     (157.255, 29.63472222)>
> Did the error message return any additional information? It's possible we need to audit the error messages we raise to make sure they provide enough information for cases like this.
Worked for me just as well. The LEDA server in Lyon has been down for some time,
and came only back online a few days ago, I think.
If it continues to fail for you, perhaps check your cache and proxy settings (though
I agree a clearer error message would be helpful).


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