[AstroPy] YASQ - Yet Another SkyCoord Question
pdzwig at summaventures.com
Fri Feb 5 14:03:24 EST 2021
I get this for 2MASSJ08320052+1912058:
"NameResolveError: Unable to find coordinates for name
On 04/02/2021 20:23, Adrian Price-Whelan wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> 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:
> <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.
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 3:14 PM Peter Dzwig <pdzwig at summaventures.com
> <mailto:pdzwig at summaventures.com>> wrote:
> I have been attempting to get RA, Dec from SkyCoord via
> SkyCoord.from_name. It claims to be "unable to resolve" quite a few
> As a concrete example, LEDA 30866:
> oit goes to CDS at strasbourg and gives me back the message: "Unable to
> resolve", yet if I go directly to HyperLEDA
> (a) it is a recognised object (PGC030866);
> (b) it cross-identifies it and gives *three* SDSS names (plus others).
> If instead I put in one of the various SDSS names (I have tried all
> three) I get the same message.
> The obvious question: why can't it resolve the name? is it because it
> hasn't a way to choose between the choice names?
> Can someone clarify - and possibly offer a way to resolve this issue?
> So far I have encountered this issue in about 20% of my searches.
> Many thanks,
> Dr. Peter Dzwig
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> AstroPy at python.org <mailto:AstroPy at python.org>
> Adrian M. Price-Whelan
> Flatiron Institute, NYC
> (he / him)
Dr. Peter Dzwig
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