LAL  6.21.0.1-1696c80

Detailed Description

This structure contains gravitational wave source position (in Equatorial coördinates), and orientation angle.

The orientation is measured counter-clockwise with respect to the "line of ascending nodes", i.e. counter-clockwise with respect to a line perpendicular to the source's meridian and extending westwards. For a source in the Northern celestial hemisphere, and an observer in the Northern hemisphere standing such that they are facing South, this angle is measured counter-clockwise from a 3 o'clock position (pointing West) at the source. The polarization convention is chosen such that if the source orientation were zero, the source would be a pure \(+\)-polarized source.

Definition at line 103 of file DetResponse.h.

Data Fields

CHAR name [LALNameLength]
 name of source, eg catalog number More...
 
SkyPosition equatorialCoords
 equatorial coordinates of source, in decimal RADIANS More...
 
REAL8 orientation
 Orientation angle ( \(\psi\)) of source: counter-clockwise angle \(x\)-axis makes with a line perpendicular to meridian of source in Westward direction (i.e. More...
 

Field Documentation

◆ name

CHAR LALSource::name[LALNameLength]

name of source, eg catalog number

Definition at line 106 of file DetResponse.h.

◆ equatorialCoords

SkyPosition LALSource::equatorialCoords

equatorial coordinates of source, in decimal RADIANS

Definition at line 107 of file DetResponse.h.

◆ orientation

REAL8 LALSource::orientation

Orientation angle ( \(\psi\)) of source: counter-clockwise angle \(x\)-axis makes with a line perpendicular to meridian of source in Westward direction (i.e.

North of West), in decimal radians.

Definition at line 108 of file DetResponse.h.