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 "panoptes-utils[config,docs,images,testing,social]"
See the full documentation at: https://panoptes-utils.readthedocs.io
There are a few system dependencies depending on what functionality you will be using.
In particular, the plate solving requires
astrometry.net and the appropriate index files.
Use the following on a debian-based system (e.g. Ubuntu) to easily install all dependencies:
apt-get update && apt-get install --no-install-recommends --yes \ libffi-dev libssl-dev \ astrometry.net astrometry-data-tycho2 \ dcraw exiftool libcfitsio-dev libcfitsio-bin \ libfreetype6-dev libpng-dev libjpeg-dev libffi-dev
panoptes-utils command line tool is available for use with subcommands
corresponding to the modules in this library. Currently, the only implemented
image, which includes commands for converting
cr2 files into
fits files as well as for plate-solving
panoptes-utils image watch <path> command will watch the given path for
new files and convert them to
fits files as they are added.
panoptes-utils --help and
panoptes-utils image --help for details.
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>
pyscaffold for project setup,
which then uses the standard
pyproject.toml tools to manage the project. Tests can
be run with
# Clean repository. tox -e clean # Run tests. tox # Build project. tox -e build