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SCAMP reads SExtractor catalogs and computes astrometric and photometric solutions for any arbitrary sequence of FITS images in a completely automatic way.

Author: Emmanuel Bertin

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Download the latest stable version (V2.0.4)

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. Please check this page for installation instructions. All versions (including the binaries) rely on PLPlot for plotting and on F.Ochsenbein‘s CDSclient package (which itself requires wget) for querying astrometric reference catalogues. Make sure they are installed and up-to-date before running SCAMP.





Click here to generate a source package of the latest development version (unstable, may not even compile!). Older stable package versions can be found here.


The SCAMP documentation is still incomplete (the photometric part is missing) but is reasonably up-to-date.

SCAMP User's Manual

User’s Manual

Acknowledging SCAMP

Bertin 2006: Automatic Astrometric and Photometric Calibration with SCAMP, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 351, 2006, C. Gabriel, C. Arviset, D. Ponz, and E. Solano, eds., p. 112 [PDF] [BibTeX entry].

If you are using the built-in access to astrometric catalogs for your research work, please add the following acknowledgement text: “This research has made use of the VizieR catalogue access tool, CDS, Strasbourg, France”.


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