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The HistAstro Python package

HistAstro is a Python package for basic historical-astronomy calculations of Sun, Moon and planets.


Data files

  • BrightStars-1.1.csv.gz v1.1 (selection from Hipparcos catalogue — gzipped, 0.5Mb, 2020-06-15)
  • moonposMeeus.csv (selection from ELP82B — 4kb, 2019-05-17)
  • VSOP87D data files (VizieR VI/81, click on FTP, download VSOP87D.*)

HistAstro pages

  • PyPi: HistAstro Python package
  • GitHub: HistAstro source code


HistAstro is free software and can be used under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 or newer.

See also

  • CMiaNS: Celestial mechanics in a nutshell
  • libTheSky: Fortran library
  • SolTrack: a free, fast and accurate C/C++ routine to compute the position of the Sun