# Quick start guide¶

## Installation¶

Install astro3words with pip:

[ ]:

pip install astro3words


Given ra and dec of your source in degrees, you can get its 3-word coordinate simple with

[2]:

import astro3words
astro3words.coords_to_words(ra=148.968458, dec=+69.679703)

[2]:

'gargled.crisps.loosening'


## Converting an address to coordinates¶

If you see an interesting object at a talk and want to check it out, you can convert the astro3words back into the object’s coordinates:

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astro3words.words_to_coords('gargled.crisps.loosening')

[3]:

(148.968478, 69.679698)