Herschel Observatory Sweep Data and Stellarium Plugin Database
This zip file relates to the deep-space astronomical sweeps of Caroline and William Herschel, conducted in Slough, England. It was hand-transcribed from records at the Royal Astronomical Society, and could be improved upon: corrections, expansions to include missing records or John Herschel's sweeps, for instance.
It contains: the transcriptions of the parameters for 1,335 sweeps, in csv format -- python scripts for -- importing this csv data into an sqlite database, useful for tracking simulations and coordinating parallel processes -- transforming this csv file into an .ini file readable by: -- a plugin written in QT5 and C++ for Stellarium 0.90, which -- ingests this .ini file -- renders sweeps projected on the night sky -- renders real-time simulations of the sweep as seen by the observer (William) -- a readme file fully documenting the work as well as installation instructions
Mulligan, John (2021): Herschel Observatory Sweep Data and Stellarium Plugin Database. [Dataset]. Rice University. https://doi.org/10.25611/7EE9-RW96.