parse_coordinates

astroquery.utils.parse_coordinates(coordinates)[source]

Takes a string or astropy.coordinates object. Checks if the string is parsable as an astropy.coordinates object or is a name that is resolvable. Otherwise asserts that the argument is an astropy.coordinates object.

Parameters:
coordinates : str or astropy.coordinates object

Astronomical coordinate

Returns:
coordinates : a subclass of astropy.coordinates.BaseCoordinateFrame
Raises:
astropy.units.UnitsError
TypeError