class astropy.coordinates.DynamicMatrixTransform(matrix_func, fromsys, tosys, priority=1, register_graph=None)[source]

Bases: astropy.coordinates.BaseAffineTransform

A coordinate transformation specified as a function that yields a 3 x 3 cartesian transformation matrix.

This is similar to, but distinct from StaticMatrixTransform, in that the matrix for this class might depend on frame attributes.


A callable that has the signature matrix_func(fromcoord, toframe) and returns a 3 x 3 matrix that converts fromcoord in a cartesian representation to the new coordinate system.


The coordinate frame class to start from.


The coordinate frame class to transform into.


The priority if this transform when finding the shortest coordinate transform path - large numbers are lower priorities.

register_graphTransformGraph or None

A graph to register this transformation with on creation, or None to leave it unregistered.


If matrix_func is not callable

Methods Summary

__call__(fromcoord, toframe)

Does the actual coordinate transformation from the fromsys class to the tosys class.

Methods Documentation

__call__(fromcoord, toframe)[source]

Does the actual coordinate transformation from the fromsys class to the tosys class.

fromcoordfromsys object

An object of class matching fromsys that is to be transformed.


An object that has the attributes necessary to fully specify the frame. That is, it must have attributes with names that match the keys of the dictionary that tosys.get_frame_attr_names() returns. Typically this is of class tosys, but it might be some other class as long as it has the appropriate attributes.

tocoordtosys object

The new coordinate after the transform has been applied.