Archive for April, 2011

Extracting spectra from AAOmega observations

Posted April 8, 2011 By grigoris

AAOmega (at Anglo-Australian Observatory) observations can be reduced with 2dfdrv4 tool pretty much very easilly. But the reduction ‘s final output is a combined fits image which includes all spectra from the 400 fibers. So, the user has to extra by himself/herself the spectra individually and this has been frustrating (at least for me…). 1. […]

A new installation of Fedora 14 was performed some days ago allowing to fresh up my heavy duty machine at work. Of course this does not come without any troubles but, thankfully, all have been solved quicker than expected. The first and more serious problem was to install the necessary drivers for the graphics (an […]

Figaro within Scisoft

Posted April 7, 2011 By grigoris

Scisoft (7.5) includes also a number of shared programs available to use. But they are not immediately available when invoking Scisoft, like FIGARO, one of the programs provided with STARLINK. There are two ways to start FIGARO (both provided by Giannis K. at Computer Center support of Physics/Univ of Crete) : One is to use […]

Scisoft 7.5 in Fedora 14 using bash

Posted April 7, 2011 By grigoris

Scisoft is a great collection of astronomical software (IRAF 2.14-1, IDL 7.1, Python 2.5.4, PyRAF 1.9.0, and more) mainly used at the ESO. Installing the whole package is very easy through yum in Fedora, which is officially supported. Following the instructions you can have Scisoft ready in a few minutes and then what is left […]