AstroKit provides web-based tools for asteroid characterization. It's supported by NASA.
Users (scientists, amateur astronomers) will upload sky imagery and receive astrometry, photometry, and light curve results derived from their images.
System dependencies: Linux
Some dependencies must be installed at the system level. These packages are available on most Debian/Ubuntu distributions:
sudo apt-get install build-essential python-dev python-virtualenv libfreetype6-dev libxft-dev libblas-dev liblapack-dev libatlas-base-dev gfortran libspatialindex-dev sextractor psfex
sudo apt-get install libtiff5-dev libjpeg-dev zlib1g-dev libfreetype6-dev liblcms2-dev libwebp-dev tcl8.6-dev tk8.6-dev python-tk
Postgres is optional but may be used in production:
sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-server-dev-9.4
Install a stable version of node. See NodeSource for latest install steps. Currently, Node 8.x is the stable LTS distribution:
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
yarn installation is optional but recommended. See yarnpkg.org for latest install steps. Currently you may install like so:
curl -sS https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install yarn
cd webassets/ and
yarn install (or
Compile sass files with
gulp build, or use the
yarn run build (
npm run build) alias. If you are actively developing the web assets, use
yarn run watch to recompile on-the-fly. Changes to web assets will not be reflected by the web server unless you rebuild.
You installed virtualenv (python-virtualenv) above. Now, create a virtualenv in the astrokit directory:
Enter the environment (you'll have to do this each time you want to run astrokit in a new terminal):
Install python dependencies:
pip install -r requirements.txt
Before you run the server
# Run migrations ./manage.py migrate # Create an admin user ./manage.py createsuperuser # Create ImageFilter default objects ./manage.py loaddata image_filter
Build frontend dependencies (necessary whenever you change something in webassets/):
yarn run build
Run the server
./manage.py runserver and visit http://localhost:8000
Use some examples
examples/blcam and run
./download.sh to download some example fits.
If you are interested in making a code contribution, have a look at the issues tab to find an existing task or create your own issue that you'd like to work on. Fork this repository and make your code changes. When you're done (or if you want to check in on the direction of your change), create a pull request on Github against this project.
In the description of the pull request, explain the changes that you made, any issues you think exist with the pull request you made, and any questions you have for the maintainer. It's OK if your pull request is not perfect (no pull request is), the reviewer will be able to help you fix any problems and improve it!
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