[AstroPy] Summer scholar

Rene Breton superluminique@gmail....
Fri Jul 30 12:44:58 CDT 2010


Hi Wolfgang,

Coord base class might be interesting, though I'm not entirely sure to 
know what you have in mind. Is it stuff like planar projections, 
precession, coordinate transformations, etc.? Obviously, if that's 
something that you need and want to see, I'd say go for it.

Something that I see as relatively important, in the view of what IDL's 
astrolib does, are tools to deal with photometry and spectroscopy. I 
know that some people are fans of sextractor. I don't know to what 
extent it is good and whether or not we should put efforts somewhere 
else but it's definitely worth thinking. PSF photometry, both from an 
analytical (arbitrary) function and from a template array, would be very 
appealing, I think. Same kind of thinking should go toward spectroscopy.


Rene


On 10-07-30 12:16 AM, Wolfgang Kerzendorf wrote:
>    Dear all,
>
> Here at Mt. Stromlo Observatory we will have summer scholars in November
> - February. There was a recent call for ideas for ~8 week summer
> projects. I can definitley co-supervise as this will all happen at
> Stromlo, but would need help with fleshing out an idea. Is there
> something we can offer for a physics undergrad to code for 8 weeks.
> Maybe build a coord base class? Is that too complex? Other ideas? Maybe
> we should also think about getting people in the next GSoC round?
> What are people's feeling on this?
>
> Cheers
>     Wolfgang
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