The astropy.coordinates package includes a framework for celestial coordinate conversion between a number of frames, including for example Equatorial and Galactic frames, Altitude/Azimuth for a given observer, and many more. In addition, a function named get_sun() is included to retrieve the location of the Sun as coordinates which can be transformed to any system.
This feature request is for similar functions to get_sun() but for any Solar System object, including planets, satellites, asteroids, and so on. This could make use of the JPL Solar System Dynamics data. There is already a Python package called jplephem that can be used to interface with this data, but it would be nice to have this seamlessly accessible via the astropy.coordinates framework.
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