astroplan.plots.plot_sky_24hr(target, observer, time, delta=<Quantity 1. h>, ax=None, style_kwargs=None, north_to_east_ccw=True, grid=True, az_label_offset=<Quantity 0. deg>, center_time_style_kwargs=None)[source]

Plots target positions in the sky with respect to the observer’s location over a twenty-four hour period centered on time.


The celestial body of interest.

observer: `~astroplan.Observer`

The person, telescope, observatory, etc. doing the observing.


If pass in an Time object with just one instance in time, whether it be a scalar or an array (e.g. Time('2000-1-1'), Time(['2000-1-1']), [Time('2000-1-1')]), plot_sky will return plot at one instance in time. If pass in an Time object with multiple instances in time (e.g. Time(['2000-1-1', '2000-1-2'])) will show positions plotted at the exact times specified.

deltaQuantity (optional)

Interval between times plotted.

axAxes or None, optional.

The Axes object to be drawn on. If None, uses the current Axes.

style_kwargsdict or None, optional.

A dictionary of keywords passed into scatter to set plotting styles.

north_to_east_ccwbool, optional.

True by default, meaning that azimuth is shown increasing counter-clockwise (CCW), or with North at top, East at left, etc. To show azimuth increasing clockwise (CW), set to False.

gridbool, optional.

True by default, meaning that grid is drawn., optional.

DANGER: It is not recommended that you change the default behavior, as to do so makes it seem as if N/E/S/W are being decoupled from the definition of azimuth (North from az = 0 deg., East from az = 90 deg., etc.). An offset for azimuth labels from the North label. A positive offset will increase in the same direction as azimuth (see north_to_east_ccw option).

center_time_style_kwargsdict or None (optional)

Dictionary of style keyword arguments to pass to scatter to set plotting style of the point at time time.

An Axes object (ax) with a map of the sky.