Questions on the astronomical applications of Mathematica.

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Mollweide maps in Mathematica

Context In my field of research, many people use the following package: healpix (for Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization) which has been ported to a few different languages (F90, C,C++, ...
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Why is AstronomicalData so slow?

I'm having trouble getting some pretty simple functions using AstronomicalData to perform at anywhere near the speed I need them to. For example, I have many ...
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How do I compute sidereal time and JD?

There was once a package that provided a wide range of functions for computing astronomical information. This package now appears to be out of date; but as near as I can tell, many of the useful ...
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Composition: how to make a day and night world map?

Given the following world images: ...
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Why is Neptune missing from AstronomicalData?

An old notebook I've recently started working with has a strange error: Prior to version 8, a figure I generated using Drop[AstronomicalData["Planet"],-1] to ...