[AstroPy] Starlink PyAST

David Berry d.berry@jach.hawaii....
Thu Nov 24 03:08:40 CST 2011


Hi All,
          I'd like to draw people's attention to a new Python library
called "PyAST" that provides wrappers for the starlink AST library.
AST provides a comprehensive range of facilities for attaching world
co-ordinate systems to astronomical data, for retrieving and
interpreting that information in a variety of formats, including
FITS-WCS, and for generating graphical output based on it (annotated
coordinate grids, etc). AST provides the WCS facilities for such
popular tools as DS9, Gaia and Splat. More information about AST is
available at www.starlink.ac.uk/ast.

PyAST was presented at the recent Paris ADASS conference - the poster
can be seen at
starlink.jach.hawaii.edu/starlink/AST?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=adass2011.pdf

Documentation for PyAST is available at
dsberry.github.com/starlink/pyast.html, and PyAST can be downloaded
from github.com/timj/starlink-pyast/downloads.

David Berry


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