Citing PhotutilsΒΆ

If you use Photutils for a project that leads to a publication, whether directly or as a dependency of another package, please include the following acknowledgment:

This research made use of Photutils, an Astropy package for
detection and photometry of astronomical sources (Bradley et al.

where (Bradley et al. 20XX) is a citation to the Zenodo record of the Photutils version that was used. We also encourage citations in the main text wherever appropriate.

For example, for Photutils v0.6 one would cite Bradley et al. 2019 with the BibTeX entry (

   author = {Larry Bradley and Brigitta Sip{\H o}cz and Thomas Robitaille and
             Erik Tollerud and Z\`e Vin{\'{\i}}cius and Christoph Deil and
             Kyle Barbary and Hans Moritz G{\"u}nther and Mihai Cara and
             Ivo Busko and Simon Conseil and Michael Droettboom and
             Azalee Bostroem and E. M. Bray and Lars Andersen Bratholm and
             Tom Wilson and Matt Craig and Geert Barentsen and
             Sergio Pascual and Axel Donath and Johnny Greco and
             Gabriel Perren and P. L. Lim and Wolfgang Kerzendorf},
    title = {astropy/photutils: v0.6},
    month = jan,
     year = 2019,
      doi = {10.5281/zenodo.2533376},
      url = {}

All Photutils versions (and more citation formats) can be found at