AstroPy web page
Russell E Owen
owen at astro.washington.edu
Tue Feb 24 12:01:12 CST 2004
<x-flowed>I recently sent some updates to Dr. Bridgman of the AstroPy web page
and he said he no longer had time to maintain it. I offered to take
over maintenance and Dr. Bridgman sounded interested.
Since then, apparently the topic has been discussed on this mailing
list (I just subscribed yesterday and so missed the discussion), so
I'm not sure where it stands. From my perspective:
- I put up a new version of the page at
<http://www.astro.washington.edu/owen/AstroPy.html>. The links have
been updated and I also rewrote some of the text.
- If anybody on the list wants to take the AstroPy page over, feel
free. I just want to see it maintained by somebody! (And feel free to
incorporate or ignore any of my changes). I'm happy to do it or pass
it off to somebody else. I'm on soft money, so if somebody with a
more stable job wants it, that might make more sense.
P.S. My background is in programming telescope control systems and
such. I wrote the TCC for the Apache Point telescopes (3.5m and
SDSS). Presently I am using Python/Tkinter to write a new GUI for the
APO 3.5m telescope.
I don't personally do much image processing, though I am trying to
convert a nice new centroiding algorithm developed by Jim Gunn from C
(and specialized for a particular application -- the SDSS guider)
into Python (and generalizing the code). Getting acceptable
performance is the big hurdle.
Russell E. Owen
owen at astro.washington.edu University of Washington
phone: 206-543-2859 Astronomy
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<http://www.astro.washington.edu/owen/> Seattle, WA 98195-1580
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