SkyMaker is a program that simulates astronomical images. It accepts object lists in ASCII generated by the Stuff program to produce realistic astronomical fields. SkyMaker is part of the EFIGI development project.Authors: Emmanuel Bertin & Pascal Fouqué
- 2014-03-20 : At last! By popular request, the official versions of nine AstrOmatic packages have been updated and include all the improvements from the development versions.
- 2009-05-23 : Altissimum planetam tergeminum observavi («I saw the most distant planet triple-bodied») wrote Galileo about his observations of Saturn in 1610. How could he initially come to such a conclusion?
- 2009-05-04 : AstrOmatic binary software is packaged slightly differently from older (TERAPIX) releases. Read about the choices made for packaging AstrOmatic software and the main changes between the old and the new system.
- 2007-01-16 : SkyMaker V3.1.0 is fully parallelized and brings further improvements in computing speed for galaxies.
- 2006-06-15 : SkyMaker V3.0.3 is now available! This new version offers the possibility to load external PSFs and significant improvements in speed.
Download the latest stable version (V3.10.5)
Both the autoconfigurable source archive and Linux RPM packages are available below. The RPM versions have been optimized to provide the best possible performance on Linux PCs.
DocumentationThere is no SkyMaker documentation yet.
Bertin 2009: SkyMaker: astronomical image simulations made easy, Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana Supplement 80, 422 [PDF] [BibTeX entry].
On the web
- SkyMaker development repository at Astromatic.net
- Access the SkyMaker forum
- Some presentation slides by T. Erben (AIfA, Bonn) describing the main software features and how to make good use of them.
- Another set of Powerpoint slides by L. van Waerbeke (PhysAstro, UBC): introduction to Stuff & SkyMaker for weak lensing simulations.