Stuff is a program that simulates “perfect” astronomical catalogues. It generate object lists in ASCII which can read by the SkyMaker program to produce realistic astronomical fields. Stuff is part of the EFIGI development project.Author: Emmanuel Bertin
- 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.
- 2009-05-04 : 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.
- 2007-11-29 : Stuff has now its own web page!
Download the latest stable version (V1.26)
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 Stuff documentation yet.
Bertin 2009: SkyMaker: astronomical image simulations made easy, Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana Supplement 80, 422 [PDF] [BibTeX entry].
On the web
- Stuff development repository at Astromatic.net
- Access the Stuff 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.