Astrophysics Source Code Library

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Welcome to the ASCL

The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) is a free online registry and repository for source codes of interest to astronomers and astrophysicists, including solar system astronomers, and lists codes that have been used in research that has appeared in, or been submitted to, peer-reviewed publications. The ASCL is indexed by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) and Web of Science and is citable by using the unique ascl ID assigned to each code. The ascl ID can be used to link to the code entry by prefacing the number with (i.e.,

Most Recently Added Codes

2023 Nov 29

[ascl:2311.008] IQRM: IQRM interference flagging algorithm for radio pulsar and transient searches

IQRM implements the Inter-Quartile Range Mitigation (IQRM) interference flagging algorithm for radio pulsar and transient searches. This module provides only the algorithm that infers a channel mask from some spectral statistic that measures the level of RFI contamination in a time-frequency data block. It should be useful as a reference implementation to developers who wish to integrate IQRM into an existing pipeline or search code.

[ascl:2311.007] tensiometer: Test a model until it breaks

Tensiometer provides non-Gaussian tension estimators that extend GetDist (ascl:1910.018) capabilities to test the level of agreement or disagreement between different posterior distributions by using kernel density estimates. The code has been used to study the level of internal agreement between different measurements of the clustering of cosmological structures from the Dark Energy Survey and the Planck satellite.

[ascl:2311.006] MONDPMesh: Particle-mesh code for Milgromian dynamics

MONDPMesh provides a particle-mesh method to calculate the time evolution of an system of point masses under modified gravity, namely the AQUAL formalism. This is done by transforming the Poisson equation for the potential into a system of four linear PDEs, and solving these using fast Fourier transforms. The accelerations on the point masses are calculated from this potential, and the system is propagated using Leapfrog integration. The time complexity of the code is O(N⋅p⋅log(p)) for p pixels and N particles, which is the same as for a Newtonian particle-mesh code.

[ascl:2311.005] NEOexchange: Target and Observation Manager for the Solar System

The NEOexchange web portal and Target and Observation Manager ingests solar system objects, including Near-Earth Object (NEO) candidates from the Minor Planet Center, schedules observations on the Las Cumbres Observatory global telescope network and reduces, displays, and analyzes the resulting data. NEOexchange produces calibrated photometry from the imaging data and uses Source Extractor (ascl:1010.064) and SCAMP (ascl:1010.063) to perform object detection and astrometric fitting and calviacat (ascl:2207.015) to perform photometric calibration against photometric catalogs. It also has the ability to perform image registration and subtraction using SWARP (ascl:1010.068) and HOTPANTS (ascl:1504.004) and image stacking, alignment, and faint feature detection using gnuastro (ascl:1801.009).

[ascl:2311.004] KvW: Modified Kwee–Van Woerden method for eclipse minimum timing with reliable error estimates

The KvW code applies the Kwee Van Woerden (KvW) method for eclipse or transit minimum timing, with an improved error calculation that avoids underestimated errors in minimum times that may appear in the original method. This is particularly the case for low-noise eclipse or transit lightcurves from space or from modern ground instrumentation. The code requires an input light curve of near-equidistant points that contains only the eclipse, without any off-eclipse points, and is available in python and IDL. Both implementaitons return an eclipse minimum time with its error and provide optional text output and plots, as well as several levels of debug information.

2023 Nov 23

[submitted] atlas-fit

atlas-fit is a python tool to amend the results of [spectroflat] with calibration against a solar atlas. I.e., data for wavelength calibration and continuum-correction is genereted from flat field information and selected solar atlantes

[submitted] spectroflat

Spectroflat is a generic python calibration library for spectro-polarimetric data. It can be plugged into existing python based data reduction pipelines or used as a standalone calibration and performance ananlzsis tool.
It includes smile distortion correction and flat field extraction.

2023 Nov 21

[submitted] CRPropa 3.2

The landscape of high- and ultra-high-energy astrophysics has changed in the last decade, largely due to the inflow of data collected by large-scale cosmic-ray, gamma-ray, and neutrino observatories. At the dawn of the multimessenger era, the interpretation of these observations within a consistent framework is important to elucidate the open questions in this field. CRPropa 3.2 is a Monte Carlo code for simulating the propagation of high-energy particles in the Universe. This version represents a major leap forward, significantly expanding the simulation framework and opening up the possibility for many more astrophysical applications. This includes, among others: efficient simulation of high-energy particles in diffusion-dominated domains, self-consistent and fast modelling of electromagnetic cascades with an extended set of channels for photon production, and studies of cosmic-ray diffusion tensors based on updated coherent and turbulent magnetic-field models. Furthermore, several technical updates and improvements are introduced with the new version, such as: enhanced interpolation, targeted emission of sources, and a new propagation algorithm (Boris push). The detailed description of all novel features is accompanied by a discussion and a selected number of example applications.

2023 Nov 19

[ascl:2311.003] Special-Blurring: Compare quantum-spacetime foam models to GRB localizations

The IDL code Special-Blurring compares models of quantum-foam-induced blurring with the full dataset of gamma-ray burst localizations available from the NASA High Energy Astrophysics Science Research Archive (as of 1 November 2022). This includes GRB221009A, which was especially bright and detected in extremely high energy TeV gamma-rays. An upper limit of the parameter alpha (giving the maximal strength of quantum blurring) can be entered, which is scaled in the model of blurring (called "Phi") operating much like "seeing" from the ground in the optical, and those calculations are plotted against the observations.

[ascl:2311.002] VCAL-SPHERE: Hybrid pipeline for reduction of VLT/SPHERE data

VCAL-SPHERE, for VIP-based Calibration of VLT/SPHERE data, is a versatile pipeline for high-contrast imaging of exoplanets and circumstellar disks. The pipeline covers all steps of data reduction, including raw calibration, pre-processing and post-processing (i.e., modeling and subtraction of the stellar halo), for the IFS, IRDIS-DBI and IRDIS-CI modes (and combinations thereof) of the VLT instrument SPHERE. The three main steps of the reduction correspond to different modules, where the first follows the recommended EsoRex (ascl:1504.003) workflow and associated recipes with occasional inclusion of VIP (ascl:1603.003) routines (e.g., for PCA-based sky subtraction), while the other two stages fully rely on the VIP toolbox. Although the default parameters of the pipeline should yield a good reduction in most cases, these can be tuned using JSON parameter files for each stage of the pipeline for optimal reduction of specific datasets.