Subject: [boost] [gsoc19][astronomy]
From: Pranam Lashkari (plashkari628_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-01-22 21:45:10
Last year I worked on the new astronomy library and successfully
completed GSoC with the help of my mentor *VinÃcius dos Santos Oliveira*.
In last GSoC, I completed basic coordinate systems and FITS file reading.
*Current State of the Library:*
Currently, this library has 7 basic astronomical coordinate systems
implemented (Alt-Az, CIRS, ICRS, Galactic, Geocentric, Heliocentric,
Supergalactic) which as actually wrappers around Boost::Geometry.
IO module provides support for FITS reading. Right now, It can read primary
HDU and image extensions.
Development during GSoC can be found on the master branch
To preserve all the development done during the period of GSoC a separate
branch was created after completion of GSoC named "gsoc18".
All the development done after the period of GSoC can be found on
develop branch. No changes were merged to master after GSoC 18.
*Idea for Boost GSoC19:*
After communicating with the Boost::geometry community, integration of
Boost::geometry and Boost::units is not supported and without using units
scientific calculations are not error proof. As a result current coordinate
systems can not be used with large projects as there are high possibilities
of error. So this year I would like to implement Boost::unit with
Boost::astronomy::coordinate to provide a robust astronomical coordinate
system. Apart form this I would also complete the remaining parser for the
FITS to read complete file including all types of extensions. I am
targeting to complete the first coordinate system and FITS reader at the
end of this GSoC and making this library ready for its first release.
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