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Paper: The SLALIB Library
Volume: 61, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems III
Page: 481
Authors: Wallace, P. T.
Abstract: SLALIB is a collection of subprograms mainly concerned with astronomical coordinate systems. The library, which was developed during the 1980s, has become fairly widely used by the international community, for example in telescope control systems. It features rigorous but easy to use implementations of important coordinate-system transformations such as FK4 to FK5, together with supporting geometrical and computational facilities designed to make accurate and reliable positional-astronomy applications easy to write. The Starlink applications COCO, ASTROM, RV and TPOINT all make heavy use of SLALIB. The SLALIB versions currently in service are written in Fortran77 and run on VAX/VMS, several Unix platforms and PC. A generic ANSI C version has recently been completed and is available to research users on request.
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