[AstroPy] Cross-Identification of stars in a collection of images

Daniel Magee magee@ucolick....
Thu Mar 15 15:45:57 CDT 2012


Hi Joe,

While not python, I have found "match" to be useful and have used it in several pipelines to do image registration.

http://spiff.rit.edu/match/

Cheers,
Dan

Dan Magee
UCO/Lick Observatory
http://www.ucolick.org/~magee
magee@ucolick.org
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On Mar 14, 2012, at Mar 14 7:13 AM, Joe Philip Ninan wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there any python function to cross-identify the stars between different frames and calculate the coefficients of coordinate transformation equations?
> If not, i am planning to implement it by first running daofind using pyraf and then trying to match triangles; starting from brightest stars.
> Is there any better/easier way to do this?
> Thanking you,
> Joe
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