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. <YEAR>) is a citation to the Zenodo record of the Photutils version that was used. We also encourage citations in the main text wherever appropriate.

BibTex files for all Photutils versions can be found at For example, for Photutils v1.8.0 one should cite Bradley et al. 2023 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
                Tom J Wilson and
                Ivo Busko and
                Axel Donath and
                Hans Moritz G{\"u}nther and
                Mihai Cara and
                P. L. Lim and
                Sebastian Me{\ss}linger and
                Simon Conseil and
                Azalee Bostroem and
                Michael Droettboom and
                E. M. Bray and
                Lars Andersen Bratholm and
                Geert Barentsen and
                Matt Craig and
                Shivangee Rathi and
                Sergio Pascual and
                Gabriel Perren and
                Iskren Y. Georgiev and
                Miguel de Val-Borro and
                Wolfgang Kerzendorf and
                Yoonsoo P. Bach and
                Bruno Quint and
                Harrison Souchereau},
title        = {astropy/photutils: 1.8.0},
month        = may,
year         = 2023,
publisher    = {Zenodo},
version      = {1.8.0},
doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.7946442},
url          = {}