PhAst: about
PhAst is designed to be your complete basic-analysis tool for astronomy. It will load, display, and analyze 2D FITS images and provide an interface with other popular open-source packages. Since it runs in IDL, all your existing code can interface with it seamlessly.

Contact information

PhAst is maintained by Morgan Rehnberg, who can be contacted at If you would like to use any part of PhAst in a project of your own, please simply let me know and provide the proper acknowledgements.


The following people have contributed code to PhAst: PhAst is a fork of the ATV project, which was created by Aaron Barth.


This research was supported by the NOAO/KPNO Reseach Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program which is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Program and the Department of Defense ASSURE programthrough Scientific Program Order No. 13 (AST-0754223) of the Cooperative Agreement No. AST-0132798 between the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and the NSF.