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Introduction to CASA (links to helpful resources)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:54 pm
by amykimball
CASA, which stands for "Common Astronomy Software Applications", is being developed to support data post-processing (calibration, imaging, analysis) for both interferometric and single-dish radio instruments. It is being developed by the National Radio Astronomical Observatory (NRAO), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility (CSIRO/ATNF), and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) under the guidance of NRAO.

An excellent starting place to learn about CASA is the CASAguides wiki:
The CASAguides wiki contains many helpful tutorials for reducing data in CASA, including tutorials for:
calibrating, imaging, multi-scale imaging, mosaicking, continuum data, data cubes, simulating data, and more.

The CASAguides front page also contains helpful links to these resources:

The main CASA pages (go there to download CASA versions):
CASA manual:
CASA mailing lists (sign up to hear about new releases and other important announcements):
NRAO user forum, including CASA discussions:
NRAO helpdesk for bug reporting and in-depth help: