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imcascade: Fitting astronomical images using a 'cascade' of Gaussians

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imcascade is a code designed for fitting objects in astronomical images using a “cascade” of Gaussians. It uses multi-guassian expansion (MGE) to model galaxies as a mixture of Gaussians in a Bayesian Framework. It was designed to study the morphology of faint, semi-resolved galaxies. If you are planning on using imcascade we suggest reading our paper describing the method here (Link to come soon) and the documentation here.


imcascade is open source software made available under the MIT license, written by Tim Miller and Pieter van Dokkum. If you use this package in your work please cite Miller & van Dokkum (2021) (Link to paper forthcoming)

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imcacscade is maintained on Github. If you find a bug in the code or have a feature you would like to request, please open an issue on Github. Additionally you can reach out to me directly if you are having issues using the code or have suggestions.

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