Welcome to MOCPy’s documentation!¶
MOCPy is a Python library allowing easy creation, parsing and manipulation of MOCs (Multi-Order Coverage maps).
Its code is hosted on GitHub and distributed under the BSD-3 license.
What is a MOC ?¶
MOC is an IVOA standard enabling description of arbitrary sky regions. Based on the HEALPix sky tessellation, it maps regions on the sky into hierarchically grouped predefined cells.
As an example, here is the sky coverage of the SDSS sky survey:
As well as its time coverage: