Data processing and analysis pipeline for CHIMERA instrument
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pychimera

Data processing and analysis pipeline for CHIMERA instrument

Python package to reduce, process and analyze science images from the CHIMERA instrument on Hale 200-inch telescope at Palomar.

  • Author: Navtej Singh

  • Contact: navtej@astro.caltech.edu

  • Website: http://tauceti.caltech.edu/chimera

  • Organization: Astronomy@Caltech www.astro.caltech.edu

  • Description: Python package to process CHIMERA instrument images

  • Following requirements should be met to run the code.

    • Numpy >= 1.8
    • pyfits >= 0.14
    • pyraf >= 2.1
    • photutils >= 0.2
  • To install pychimera -

    • Clone the pychimera repository to local machine
    • Run setup.py script to install the package
      • python setup.py install
  • Example scripts using chimera python modules is included in script directory. Three scripts are included -

    • animation.py : Generate movie from the frames of CHIMERA image cube
    • reduce.py : De-bias and flat field the CHIMERA science images
    • photometry.py : Perform aperture photometry of a star in CHIMERA science images and generate a light curve