Abstract : Photutils provides tools for detecting and performing photometry of astronomical sources.

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Homepage : https://github.com/astropy/photutils

Documentation: http://photutils.readthedocs.org


Photutils is an in-development affiliated package of Astropy.

It contains functions for:

  •   estimating the background and background rms in astronomical images
  •   detecting sources in astronomical images
  •   estimating morphological parameters of those sources (e.g., centroid and shape parameters)
  •   performing aperture and PSF photometry

The code and the documentation are available at the following links:

  • Code: https://github.com/astropy/photutils
  • Issue Tracker: https://github.com/astropy/photutils/issues
  • Documentation: https://photutils.readthedocs.org/

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