spacepy.ctrans.Ellipsoid

class spacepy.ctrans.Ellipsoid(name='WGS84', A=6378.137, iFlat=298.257223563)[source]

Ellipsoid definition class for geodetic coordinates

Returns
outEllipsoid

Ellipsoid instance storing all relevant paramters for geodetic conversion

Other Parameters
namestr

Name for ellipsoid, stored in attrs of returned Ellipsoid instance. Default is ‘WGS84’

Afloat

Semi-major axis (equatorial radius) of ellipsoid in km. Default is 6378.137km (WGS84_A)

iFlatfloat

Inverse flattening of ellipsoid. Default is WGS84 value of 298.257223563.

Notes

New in version 0.3.0.