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Astronomical utilities for PANOPTES

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PANOPTES Utilities


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Utility functions for use within the Project PANOPTES ecosystem and for general astronomical processing.

This library defines a number of modules that contain useful functions as well as a few services.


To install type:

pip install panoptes-utils

Full options for install:

pip install -e ".[config,docs,images,testing,social]"

See the full documentation at:

Config Server

There is a simple key-value configuration server available as part of the module.

After installing with the config option as above, type:

panoptes-config-server run --config-file <path-to-file.yaml>


There are a few system dependencies depending on what functionality you will be using.

In particular, the plate solving requires and the appropriate index files.

Use the following on a debian-based system (e.g. Ubuntu) to install all dependencies:

apt-get update && apt-get install --no-install-recommends --yes \
  libffi-dev libssl-dev \ astrometry-data-tycho2 \
  dcraw exiftool libcfitsio-dev libcfitsio-bin \
  libfreetype6-dev libpng-dev libjpeg-dev libffi-dev

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