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Package for astronomical high-contrast image processing.

Project description


VIP is a package/pipeline for angular, reference star and spectral differential imaging for exoplanet/disk detection through high-contrast imaging. VIP is being developed in Python 2.7.

VIP is being developed within the VORTEX team @ University of Liege (Belgium). Most of VIP’s functionalities are mature but it doesn’t mean it’s free from bugs. The code will continue evolving and therefore all the feedback and contributions will be greatly appreciated. If you want to report a bug, suggest or add a functionality please create an issue or send a pull request on the github repository.

Jupyter notebook tutorial

VIP tutorial (Jupyter notebook) is available in this repository and can be visualized online here. If you are new to the Jupyter notebook application read the beginner guide. TL;DR download the tutorial from its repository and from the terminal run:

$ cd <path_to_tutorial_folder>
$ jupyter-notebook


Documentation can be found in

Quick Setup Guide


$ pip install git+

Read the documentation for a detailed installation procedure (and optionally, how to install Opencv).

Mailing list

You can subscribe to our mailing list if you want to be informed of the latest developments of the VIP package (new versions and/or updates).


Please cite Gomez Gonzalez et al. 2017 ( whenever you publish data reduced with VIP. Astrophysics Source Code Library reference [ascl:1603.003].

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