May 26, 2018

Software for describing astronomical images

Astrometry engine aims to create correct, standards-compliant astrometric meta data for every useful astronomical image ever taken, past and future, in any state of archival disarray.

The engine will take any image and return the astrometry world coordinate system WCS – i.e., a standards-based description of the usually nonlinear transformation between image coordinates and sky coordinates – with absolutely no “false positives” but maybe some “no answers”. It will do its best, even when the input image has no – or totally incorrect – meta-data.

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