SpicePy Discussion

Andrew provided a quick introduction to SpicePy

  • Comments

  • What applications are using SpiceyPy. Andrew: HelioPy, Time Magazine, American Museum of Natural History, lots of other sites

  • Andew went over one of his examples from: https://spiceypy.readthedocs.io/en/master/lessonindex.html

  • Are you using Numpy. Yes change of heart from simple lists. It is more commonly used and comes standard in Conda, etc.

  • Tests are using PyTest and tests are from NAIF. They can be seen on github. And they are run in a continuous environment for each pull.

reminder for some other intro SPICE videos too: https://www.openplanetary.org/tutorials


Hello. I went through the tutorial today and got all to work from your python code.
Thanks for sharing.

I use Spyder launched via Anaconda and simply copy and paste code fragments, and experiment and learn.

I have been using cosmographia for solar system bodies, asteroids and comets for objects I study.
" SPICE-enhanced Cosmographia"

I use the Asteroid & Comet SPK File Generation Request web page to get bsp files.

It was simple to add in plots of a couple of comets into the spiceypy tutorial code.

I went to the naif site and got the latest lsk files


and to https://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/naif/generic_kernels/spk/planets/a_old_versions/
for de405.bsp

I like to go to the official spice sources
stuff like that might help others


Hi @cbellh47, and thanks a lot for sharing your feedback on the tutorial. You’re referring to @matt’s tutorial series right?: https://www.openplanetary.org/tutorial-series/intro-to-spice.

Feel free to post more of your experiments, learnings or problems in https://forum.openplanetary.org/c/training-and-education/intro-to-spice

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