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sbpy is an Astropy affiliated package for small-body planetary astronomy.

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For an overview of the sbpy project please visit the project overview page and the official sbpy website.


The current stable version of sbpy can be installed with pip:

$ pip install sbpy

For details on the installation process, please refer to the detailed installation guide.


The official documentation and API reference is avilable.


sbpy is still under development, with v1.0 scheduled for delivery in 2024. For an overview on the status of individual features see the Status Page.


sbpy support provided by NASA PDART Grant Nos. 80NSSC18K0987 and 80NSSC22K0143.

If you use sbpy in your work, please acknowledge it by citing

Mommert, Kelley, de-Val Borro, Li et al., (2019). sbpy: A Python module for small-body planetary astronomy. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(38), 1426