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Abstract Reference: 30792
Identifier: P6.7
Presentation: Poster presentation
Key Theme: 6 Python in Astronomy

An open catalog for TeV gamma-ray astronomy

Authors:
Deil Christoph, Voruganti Arjun, Donath Axel, King Johannes

An open catalog for TeV gamma-ray astronomy 6 Python in Astronomy "The first cosmic TeV gamma-ray source detected from the ground was the Crab nebula in 1989. Since then, TeV astronomy has seen rapid growth. By now, over 160 sources have been detected. Measurements of source position, morphology, spectrum and sometimes lightcurves have been published, mostly in individual papers. Often the source parameters are not given in a machine-readable format, and even if they are, there is no common data format. We present an effort to collect the available data on TeV sources, and curate it into an as-uniform and as-complete as possible form, and have it freely available for download at https://github.com/gammapy/gamma-cat . This poster presents the project idea and status, as well as its technical implementation, which includes YAML, ECSV, JSON and FITS files and Python scripts using Gammapy (http://gammapy.org), and several other Python packages. A web front-end to browse this TeV source catalog and other gamma-ray and multi-wavelength data is under development at http://gamma-sky.net.