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View slices of FITS cubes.

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A tool for quickly inspecting channels in large astronomical data cubes, stored in FITS. Written for use by the POSSUM collaboration.


Use the package manager pip to install cubeinspect.

pip install cubeinspect


$ cubei -h
usage: cubei [-h] [-v] [-t] [-c vmin vmax] fitsfile channel

    Open big file and make an average image of a selected channel.
    Image will be squared so that Stokes Q and U look reasonable.

    Saves a png with same name as FITS image + .medimage.png

positional arguments:
  fitsfile      FITS file to open
  channel       Channel to inspect

optional arguments:
  -h, --help    show this help message and exit
  -v            Verbosity.
  -t            Make thumbnail (takes extra time!)
  -c vmin vmax  Limits for image (defaults to vmax=std(image))


Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.

Please make sure to update tests as appropriate.


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