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MultiColorFits -- a tool to colorize and combine multiple fits images for making visually aesthetic scientific plots

Postby Ada Coda » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:03 pm

MultiColorFits -- a tool to colorize and combine multiple fits images for making visually aesthetic scientific plots

Abstract: MultiColorFits is a tool to colorize and combine multiple fits images for making visually aesthetic scientific plots. The standard method to make color composites by combining fits images programmatically in python is to assign three images as separate red, green, and blue channels. This can produce unsatisfactory results for a variety of reasons, such as when less than three images are available, or additional images are desired to be shown. MultiColorFits breaks these limitations by allowing users to apply any color to a given image, not just red, green, or blue. Composites can then be created from an arbitrary number of images. Controls are included for stretching brightness scales with common functions.

Credit: Cigan, Phil

Site: https://github.com/pjcigan/multicolorfits
http://Watkins et al. 2019, A&A, 628, A21

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