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Automation of debris disk detection

Project description


Generates .csv files including data on the existence of various features of interest from the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), 2-micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) image catalogs. The goal is to use the data to identify candidates that might have circumstellar debris disks.


  • Use to retrieve the images for one of the provided catalogs in Catalogs/
    • You can also use one of your own, provided the format remains the same: ra,dec (degrees)
    • Data included for tam_cat_sample.csv catalog under FITS/TAM/
  • Use to run analysis on the downloaded images and output the results to a new .csv

You should only have to touch the offset code at the top of each program (denoted ‘EDITABLE’) to accomplish your analysis

Run Guidelines:

Assumes data_container variables in each script are equivalent

Command line: (in exoCode containing directory)

cd exoCode



In python:

from exoCode import dataAcq

from exoCode import dataGen

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