This IDL facility provides a means to rotate a set of 3D position
vectors (and their Stokes parameters Q and U) between to astrophysical coordinate systems
or by an arbitrary rotation.
Location in HEALPix directory tree: src/idl/misc/rotate_coord.pro
- input, array of size (n,3) : set of 3D position vectors
- output, array of size (n,3) : rotated 3D vectors
- input, array of size (3,3). Euler Matrix
describing the rotation to apply to vectors.
default:unity : no rotation.
Can not be used together with a change in coordinates.
- input, character string (either 'Q' or 'C': equatorial,
'G': galactic or 'E': ecliptic) describing the input coordinate system
- input, character string (see above) describing the output
Can not be used together with Euler_Matrix
- input and output, array of size (n, 2) :
values of the Q and U Stokes parameters on the sphere for each of
the input position vector. Q and U are defined wrt the local
parallel and meridian and are therefore transformed in a non
trivial way in case of rotation
- if set, the documentation header is printed and the routine exits
rotate_coord is a generalisation of the Astro library routine skyconv. It allows
a rotation of 3D position vectors between two standard astronomic coordinates
system but also an arbitrary rotation described by its Euler Matrix.
It can also be applied to compute the effect of a rotation on the
linear polarization Stokes parameters (Q and U) expressed in local
coordinates system at the location of each of the input 3D vectors.
This section lists the routines related to rotate_coord
- version 6.4 or more is necessary to run rotate_coord.
- constructs the Euler Matrix for a set of
three angles and three axes of rotation
Version 3.31, 2017-01-06