[Spice_discussion] using SPICE for non Solar system objects
christophe.marque at oma.be
Thu May 12 03:34:31 PDT 2011
Dear spice users,
I'm considering to use Spice for the pointing of a small radio telescope (to observe the Sun).
Occasionally, I will need to point at a handset of radio-galaxies or radio bright galactic objects
for calibration purposes.
Having read a bit the tutorials I'm not completely sure that I can use SPICE for these objects. In particular,
if I want to use built-in Spice functions like geometry finder (for eg GFPOSC), I understand that I need
to define an NAIF Id for the target. Is there a way to do it for stars or galaxies?
I looked at the star kernels (ek) and the utility programs linked to it, but it is not clear to me how to do it or if it is feasible.
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