The Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) it the primary software for processing astronomical data from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and is frequently used also for other radio telescopes. These proceedings give an overview of several recent CASA development highlights that were presented at the 30th Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference. With the arrival of CASA 6, users now have the option to download CASA through a modular pip-wheel installation, giving them the flexibility to integrate CASA into their personalized Python environment. Another major new development is the introduction of a new task for joint deconvolution of single-dish and interferometer data. This has been a priority for our user base, and initial results reveal major improvements in combining data from single-dish and interferometric telescopes. We briefly also promote the external CARTA visualization software for use with CASA data, and highlight the prototype development of a next-generation CASA software and infrastructure for current and future radio telescopes, such as a Next-Generation VLA (ngVLA).
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
- Pub Date:
- July 2022