Astronomical Tools and Software
Supported Data Analysis Packages and Libraries
|AIPS||Astronomical Image Processing System, produced by NRAO.|
|ASAP||The ATNF Spectral Analysis Package.|
|ATELIB||Australia Telescope Ephemeris library used by the ATCA.|
|CASAcore||Common Astronomy Software Applications core library, produced by the CASA consortium.|
|Duchamp||Advanced source finding tool, particularly suited to 3-d data.|
|IDL|| Commercial data analysis/visualisation package.
Available at the ATNF on serpens by typing idl.
Information on the local installation is available in /nfs/applic/idl/README.user.
Some generic help for astronomers is available on the web.
|Karma||Package for visualising multi-dimensional images, signal and image processing applications.|
|livedata/gridzilla||Multibeam single-dish data reduction system for bandpass calibration and gridding (includes rp2sdfits).
Used for processing Parkes multibeam and Mopra data.
|Mathematica|| Commercial mathematical package/environment.
Available on dylan.
|MIRIAD|| ATNF's version of the venerable radio interferometry data reduction package.
Used for processing most ATCA synthesis data.
|RPFITS||Library that implements the FITS-like format in which raw ATNF synthesis and single-dish data is written.|
|WCSLIB||Library that implements of the FITS World Coordinate System (WCS) convention.|
Installed, but Unsupported Data Analysis Packages and Libraries
|CASApy||Common Astronomy Software Applications - the full NRAO package. Produced by the CASA consortium.|
|Pulsar group software|| Tempo2 - pulsar timing software.
PSRCat - ATNF pulsar catalogue software.
|difmap||Synthesis imaging software from Caltech.|
|DRAO||Synthesis imaging software from Canada's Dominion Radio Astronomy Observatory.|
|FTOOLS||FITS file manipulation Tools, from NASA's High Energy Astrophyics Science Archive Research Center.|
|Gildas||Grenoble Image and Line Data Analysis Software - gag, class etc ...|
|GIPSY||Groningen Image Processing System, from the Kapteyn Institute, Dept of Astronomy|
|IRAF||Image Reduction and Analysis Facility.|
|SPC||Spectral Line Reduction package (replaced by ASAP).|
|UniPOPS||A spectral reduction package used with Parkes and Mopra data.|
|Visualisation Software||Software for aiding visualisation of multidimensional data.|
Plotting and Data Formats
|FITS||IAU-standard astronomical data format.|
|PGPLOT||Graphics plotting package.|
|SuperMongo (SM)||Graphics plotting package. A tutorial is also available.|
|Tidy||Check your web pages' HTML syntax and accessibility level.|
Compilers and Development Environments
|Solaris-2 Workshop||Solaris-2 Workshop and Compiler Documentation|
Interactive Web Tools
|Live! VRI|| The Virtual Radio Interferometer; includes UV-coverage, fourier transforms, and more!
Let's you simulate various "what-if" scenarios in radio interferometry.
|Coord.||Calculate Rise and Set times of Sources|
|Planets.||Position of the planets and moon|
|Radial Velocities.||Calculates the radial velocity components of Earth, Sun etc.|
|InterSat||Plots positions of interfering satelites from any site.|
|Tools from HEASARC||HEASARC tools include a coordinate converter which accepts source names as well as coordinates.|
Telescope Control Software
| ATOMS||Australia Telescope Observatory Management System. Used at the ATCA and Mopra.|
|TCS||Telescope Control System. Used for observing at Parkes and Mopra.|
RFI Characterisation at the ATNF
|INTER||Interactive interference characterization program. A description and user manual are available here.|
|RFI over Australia||Animated gifs of flux densities over Australia in bands from 100MHz to 10GHz with trans-horizon effects.|