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reducer 0.1.dev9

Process FITS files

This package provides an ipython notebook for reducing and doing stellar photometry on CCD data.

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To actually run this tool you need to install the anaconda python distribution. It will not interfere in any way with other python installations you have.

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You need python (2.7, or 3.4 or higher) and the SciPy stack. The easiest way to the get the full stack is from a distribution like anaconda.

Then, in a terminal/command window:

pip install --pre reducer

You can, if you want, grab the source on github (there is a “Download as ZIP” link on the right you can use if you don’t want to mess git), change into the source directory, and run python install.


This package doesn’t magically do your reduction for you. Instead, it creates a template ipython notebook that leads you through data reduction and aperture photometry. When you are done you have reduced your data and you have a notebook that allows you or someone else to reproduce your work.

In a terminal, navigate to the directory where you want to keep the notebook for doing your reduction (which does not have to be the same directory where the data is, though it can be), then type:


This will create a new template notebook. To open the notebook, type in a terminal:

ipython notebook

A browser window will open; the notebook you want is named “reduction.ipynb”. Click on it, then just do what it says in the notebook and reduced data (and someday photometry!) will be yours.

Under the hood

If you look at the source code you’ll notice pretty quickly that there is no actual science code. Think of this as the glue that brings together a few related packages:

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