What’s New in Photutils 1.8?

Here we highlight some of the new functionality of the 1.8 release. In addition to these major changes, Photutils 1.8 includes a large number of smaller improvements and bug fixes, which are described in the full Changelog.

API changes to RadialProfile and CurveOfGrowth

The API for defining the radial bins for the RadialProfile and CurveOfGrowth classes was changed. The new API provides more flexibility by allowing the user full control of the radial bins, including non-uniform radial spacing. Unfortunately, due to the nature of this change, it was not possible to have a deprecation phase for the inputs to these classes. Because the changes are not backwards-compatible, one will need to update how these classes are created.

Other changes

Please see the Changelog for the complete list of changes.