This project is solving the Skymorph Imagery API challenge.
This project provides easy access to observational data and NEAT imagery.
- Supports lookup by target, orbital elements, or position/time
- RESTful JSON API makes it easy to create scraping programs and large batch jobs
- Imagery for top objects is prefetched for instant retrieval - over 8,000 images crawled
- Caches sky survey data to build a fast mirror of NEAT imagery
As an example, I've integrated the Skymorph imagery into another open source project, Asterank, an open-source visualization and aggregation platform. Users can browse and select NEAs, and Skymorph imagery is shown when available.
Project InformationLicense: MIT License
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/typpo/asterank/tree/master/v2
ResourcesAPI Documentation - http://www.asterank.com/skymorph
Interactive NEA Browser - http://www.asterank.com/