load_star_image

photutils.datasets.load_star_image(show_progress=False)[source]

Load an optical image of stars.

This is an image of M67 from photographic data obtained as part of the National Geographic Society - Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (NGS-POSS). The image was digitized from the POSS-I Red plates as part of the Digitized Sky Survey produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Parameters
show_progressbool, optional

Whether to display a progress bar during the download (default is False).

Returns
hduImageHDU

The M67 image in a FITS image HDU.

Examples

from photutils.datasets import load_star_image
hdu = load_star_image()
plt.imshow(hdu.data, origin='lower', interpolation='nearest')

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