Our goal is to give access to as much information as possible, aggregating information with a
philosophy centered around resources.
The APIs will incrementally be introduced here. To follow what's going on, read onekilopars.ec blog.
Example values are inserted below to speed up experimentation, but feel free to play with other values.
Observing Runs are data created by users in www.arcsecond.io. They are collections of Night Logs, associated at an Observing Site.
Current state: ready.
Exoplanets data will be consolidated from NASA Exoplanet Archive and exoplanet.eu. A friendly note on beta-testers: putting the name of solar-system planets will fail, these are not part of exoplanets catalogs...
Current state: sligthly unstable, and working with exoplanets.eu only. Parameter filtering pending. Integration with objects done.
Observing Sites are directly managed by arcsecond.io.
You can use
?continent=<Continent Name> to filter according to
2ac73126-e183-4e56-b04a-03e4f20dced4 for La Silla,
fcfa529d-880d-45ac-82e1-579640a4e439, for Mauna Kea.
Current state: ready (95%+ covered by unit tests). Static list of iObserve observatories is in place. Dynamic addition, edition, changes by registered users etc. implemented.
Publications will integrate sources such as NASA ADS and others.
Current state: partial implementation of publications identified with bibcodes. Input with arXiv format pending. Integration with other services also pending.
The people section will regroup all the scientists, and active people in the field, present in papers, proposals, etc. Hopefully, most of them will open a arcsecond.io user account!
Current state: user accounts implementation is started. Then, will need integration will all other services.
Finding charts will integrate as many sources of charts as possible: SDSS, DSS, 2MASS etc.
Current state: started with IRSA optical and NIR charts from IPAC. Integrations with objects now included.
Asteroids and Comets will be retrieved from the JPL Horizon service.
Current state: to be implemented, based on iObserve's know-how.
Converters are URL-based calculations. Below are an example that converts equatorial/ICRS coordinates to all other coordinates, and one that converts times in various units. Both follow definitions of astropy.
Current state: basic coordinates support. Astropy-compliant times converter added. Fluxes / magnitudes converter started.
Organisations & Universities will regroup all the organisations such as NOAO, ESO, ESA etc, as well as universities, or group of universities involved in observing activities.
Current state: started.
To ease the integration of arcsecond.io services into your own code, we are developing
open-source SDKs (a.k.a. Software Development Kit).
For now, it is rather empty, but you can nonetheless check them out on GitHub (no account required).
Apart from astropy, arcsecond.io wants to aknowledge the use of the following services: