Abstract: pysynphot is a synthetic photometry software package suitable for either library or interactive use. Intended as a modern-language successor to the IRAF/STSDAS synphot package, it provides improved algorithms that address known shortcomings in synphot, and its object-oriented design is more easily extensible than synphot's task-oriented approach. It runs under <a href="http://ascl.net/1207.011">PyRAF</a> (ascl:1207.011), and a backwards compatibility mode is provided that recognizes all spectral and throughput tables, obsmodes, and spectral expressions used by synphot, to facilitate the transition for legacy code.
Credit: STScI Development Team
Preferred citation method: Lim, P. L., Diaz, R. I., & Laidler, V. 2015, PySynphot User’s Guide (Baltimore, MD: STScI), https://pysynphot.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ or http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ascl.soft03023S