Software

IRAF - Image Reduction and Analysis Facility

  • IRAF - Software distribution and documentation.  v2.15 features 64-bit platform support.
  • X11IRAF - Includes XImtool image display and XGterm graphics terminal.  v2.0 features support for 24-bit displays.
  • iraf.net - IRAF support from the IRAF development team, including user forum, FAQ, documents, etc.

IRAF External Packages

  • NFEXTERN - Data reduction package for the NEWFIRM wide-field IR imager, and general IR Mosaic data reduction
  • MSCRED - General CCD Mosaic data reduction package.
  • FITSUTIL - Utilities for single and MEF FITS files including Tile Compressed data.
  • Other IRAF External Packages

Data Reduction Pipelines

  • NHPPS – The NOAO High Performance Pipeline System
  • LSST Science Pipelines – Science pipeline codebase for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Community Resources

  • Astropy – Community-based Python astronomy software project
  • AstroConda – STScI astronomy software distribution
  • USVOA – US Virtual Observatory Alliance
  • CFITSIO – FITS Library and compression tools
  • WCSTOOLS – Image header utilities
  • DS9 – Image display tool from SAO
  • STSDAS/Tables – IRAF Packages from STScI
  • PyRAF – Python-based alternative to the IRAF CL
  • Gemini Data Reduction Software for observational data obtained with the Gemini telescopes

Last updated or reviewed February 13, 2017.