This Python module provides an interface for querying the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) pulsar catalogue (Manchester et al. 2005). The intended users are astronomers wanting to extract data from the catalogue through a script rather than having to download and parse text tables output using the standard web interface. It allows users to access information, such as pulsar frequencies and sky locations, on all pulsars in the catalogue. Querying of the catalogue can easily be incorporated into Python scripts.
The Journal of Open Source Software
- Pub Date:
- February 2018
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- The software described in this paper can be found at https://github.com/mattpitkin/psrqpy