A sky almanac written in Python
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AFL
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aciklama
sabanci
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README.md
TODO
almanac_2011_Ankara.pdf
almanac_2012_Ankara.pdf
almanac_bg.py
almanac_moon.py
almanac_utils.py
local_info_Ankara_2011.py
skyalmanac.py

README.md

This is program that prepares a chart similar to Sky & Telescope's annual Skygazer's Almanac.

The code is written in Python. It uses PyX for preparing the PDF output, PyEphem for astronomical calculations, and SciPy for a simple root-finding calculation. PyEphem uses routines from XEphem.

You can copy, modify and distribute the code under the terms of the GNU General Public License. See the file COPYING for more details. You can also freely distribute the end product, the chart itself. If you want to give a reference to the tool creating the chart, you can use the URL https://github.com/atakan/PySkyAlmanac

This is in development stage and certainly has bugs. In addition, the code is for Ankara and 2012. I tried to make it easy to adapt to different locations and years; in particular, the comments and the function names are in English. If you plan to port it to a different locale (location, timeframe, language etc.) please let me know. I would be more than happy to help out.

Keywords: Sky almanac -- celestial events

Atakan Gürkan ato.gurkan@gmail.com