Journal Article

SEP: Source Extractor as a library

Source Extractor (Bertin and Arnouts 1996; Bertin 2016) is a widely used command-line program for segmentation and analysis of astronomical images. It reads in FITS format files, performs a configurable series of tasks, including background estimation, source detection, deblending and a wide array of source measurements, and finally outputs a FITS format catalog file.

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