Astronomical utilities for PANOPTES

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pip install panoptes-utils==0.2.33


PANOPTES Utilities


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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.


There are a few system dependencies depending on what functionality you will be using.

In particular, the plate solving requires and the appropriate index files.

Use the following on a debian-based system (e.g. Ubuntu) to install all dependencies:

apt-get update

apt-get install --no-install-recommends --yes \
  wait-for-it \
  bzip2 ca-certificates gcc pkg-config \
  libffi-dev libssl-dev \ astrometry-data-tycho2-08 astrometry-data-tycho2 \
  dcraw exiftool libcfitsio-dev libcfitsio-bin \
  libfreetype6-dev libpng-dev libjpeg-dev libffi-dev \


To install type:

pip install panoptes-utils

Full options for install:

pip install -e ".[config,docs,images,testing,social]"

See the full documentation at:

Docker Service

The docker folder defines an image that can be used as the base for other
PANOPTES services.

The Dockerfile is built by the cloudbuild.yaml and stored in Google
Registry as

You can pull the image like any other docker image:

docker pull

Config Server

There is also a service defined in docker-compose.yaml that will run the panoptes-config-server cli tool.

PANOPTES_CONFIG_FILE=/path/to/config.yaml docker-compose \
    -f docker/docker-compose.yaml up