PhAst: Display and Analysis of FITS Images

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PhAst: Display and Analysis of FITS Images

Post by owlice » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:20 pm

[c]PhAst: Display and Analysis of FITS Images[/c][/b]
Abstract: PhAst (Photometry-Astrometry) is an IDL astronomical image viewer based on the existing application ATV which displays and analyzes FITS images. It can calibrate raw images, provide astrometric solutions, and do circular aperture photometry. PhAst allows the user to load, process, and blink any number of images. Analysis packages include image calibration, photometry, and astrometry (provided through an interface with SExtractor, SCAMP, and missFITS). PhAst has been designed to generate reports for Minor Planet Center reporting.

Credit: Rehnberg, Morgan; Crawford, R.; Trueblood, M.; Mighell, K.

Site: https://github.com/forceflow1049/phast
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012PASP..124.1360M

Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft12006R

ID: ascl:1112.006
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Re: PhAst: Display and Analysis of FITS

Post by rehnberm » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:45 pm

PhAst 1.2 released
PhAst 1.2 can now be downloaded and contains the following fixes and new features:
* added update checker. Help>Check for Updates will now check whether a new version has been released. [Morgan Rehnberg]
* added more robust support for image rotation. Rotation is now retained when switching between images [Morgan Rehnberg]
* fixed bugs relating to directory loading. Also fixed minor name display bug for all image adds [Morgan Rehnberg]
* improved memory management. Object pointers should now release memory on object destruction [Morgan Rehnberg]
* Zeropoint ack window ("successful") changed to report zeropoint result. [Robert Crawford]
* Photometric catalog distinguished from astrometric catalog.[Robert Crawford]
* phast_calculate_zeropoint rewritten to use regression technique to estimate zeropoint and color term.[Robert Crawford]
* Changes made to image and calibration areas of batch processing menu to improve human factors.[Robert Crawford]
* Modifications to coordinate zeropoint determination with Sextractor KRON photometry.[Robert Crawford]
* Make automatic sizing of photometric apertures an option. [Robert Crawford]
* Upgrade and polish point-click photometry function. [Robert Crawford]
* Make phot_rad_plot_open a config file option. [Robert Crawford]
* Push back draft final pre-filter version [Robert Crawford]
* Push back draft final with config file and zeropoint fixes [Robert Crawford]
* fixed bug in which aligning stars only worked at default zoom value [Morgan Rehnberg]
* added config file option for invert status [Morgan Rehnberg]

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Re: PhAst: Display and Analysis of FITS

Post by rehnberm » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:00 pm

PhAst 1.4 released!

PhAst 1.4 can now be downloaded and contains the following new features and bug fixes:

New features:
-Added ability to combine images
-Added ability to bin images
-New unified callibration dialog
-More robust installer

Bugs fixed:
-Fixed crash when aligning images
-fixed crash when batch calibrating a directory
-fixed crash when using SExtractor

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