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[SOFA] Returns the CIO locator for the specified TT Julian Date jdtt, using IAU 2006 precession and IAU 2000A nutation.

The CIO locator is the difference between the right ascensions of the same point in two systems. The two systems are the GCRS and the CIP, CIO, and the point is the ascending node of the CIP equator. The CIO locator remains below 0.1 arcsec throughout the years 1900 - 2100.

See also: Astronomical Coordinate Calculations