Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New python software

IDLsave was released on my birthday. It does what you'd expect - read IDL save files into Python.
APLpy has a make_RGB_cube function now that takes care of all the internals of making an RGB image.... haven't tried it yet but I need to because it is awesome.

astro-better post

I contributed to a post on Astro Better asking about mosaicing software.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

#6 on Astro-ph today

IRAS 05358 on astro-ph. Check out my page on the region too.

This week at the Sun

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday @ The Southern Sun: Delicious. The Holler's Haze Smoked Porter is new on tap, and it's delicious. Very smooth, the smoke is pretty subtle (i.e. not overpowering the way most porters are), and it's 6.4%.

Cleveland Brown is back on tap too. It's not as good as I remember, but it will probably be better on nitro.

Still no word on whether the Carne Asada burrito will return.

Friday, October 16, 2009

First paper accepted

My Comps II paper on IRAS 05358+3543 was accepted by ApJ on Wednesday. It will show up on arxiv in a few days and I'll post the link then. Unfortunately, there were significant problems rendering the paper, so I recommend downloading my version.

Also, working on the HISA KDA... I have a nice section of cutouts

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Galaxy Map

If you're ever interested in seeing a face-on view of the Milky Way, check out the Spitzer press release. This link is very surprisingly hard to find on google.