IRFNAM ( Inertial reference frame name )
ENTRY IRFNAM ( INDEX, NAME )
Return the name of one of the standard inertial reference
frames supported by IRFROT.
Variable I/O Description
-------- --- --------------------------------------------------
INDEX I Index of standard inertial reference frame.
NAME O Name of frame.
INDEX is the index of one of the standard inertial
reference frames supported by IRFROT.
NAME is the name of the frame specified by INDEX.
1) If INDEX is not the index of a supported frame, NAME is blank.
IRFNAM is supplied as a convenience, to allow users to determine
the names of standard inertial reference frames referred to only
by index (as in the segment descriptors of a GEF ephemeris file).
In the following example, the identity of a rotation from DE-118
to FK4 is deduced from the indices used to create the rotation.
CALL IRFROT ( A, B, ROTAB )
CALL IRFNAM ( A, NAME(1) )
CALL IRFNAM ( B, NAME(2) )
WRITE (6,*) 'Rotation from ' // NAME(1) // ' to ' // NAME(2)
Note that the name of the default reference frame can only be
recovered from the number:
CALL IRFNUM ( 'DEFAULT', DINDEX )
CALL IRFNAM ( DINDEX, DNAME )
See subroutine CHGIRF.
W.L. Taber (JPL)
I.M. Underwood (JPL)
E.D. Wright (JPL)
SPICELIB Version 4.2.1, 04-JAN-2002 (EDW)
Added DE-143 to header description for IRFROT.
SPICELIB Version 4.2.0, 10-APR-1997 (WLT)
A descriptive diagnostic was added to the entry points
IRFROT and IRFDEF. Before they simply signalled the error
with no diagnostic.
SPICELIB Version 4.1.0, 14-OCT-1996 (WLT)
The number of inertial frames recognized is now stored
in the include file ninert.inc.
SPICELIB Version 4.0.0, 20-MAY-1996 (WLT)
The inertial frame DE-143 was added to the list of recognized
SPICELIB Version 3.0.0, 20-MAR-1995 (WLT)
The inertial frames DE-140 and DE-142 were added to the
list of recognized inertial frames.
SPICELIB Version 2.0.0, 30-JUL-1993 (WLT)
The transformation from J2000 to B1950 was upgraded
so that the transformation matrix produced matches
the matrix given in .
The frame MARSIAU was added to the list
of recognized frames. This is the standard mars
referenced inertial frame used by the Mars Observer
Values for the obliquity of the ecliptic were taken
from the Explanatory Supplement  to the Astronomical
Almanac (1992) at both the epochs J2000 and B1950 and
used to define the mean ecliptic and equinox frames
ECLIPJ2000 and ECLIPB1950.
SPICELIB Version 1.0.1, 10-MAR-1992 (WLT)
Comment section for permuted index source lines was added
following the header.
SPICELIB Version 1.0.0, 31-JAN-1990 (WLT) (IMU)