gamma-cat

gamma-cat (https://github.com/gammapy/gamma-cat) is an open data collection and source catalog for TeV gamma-ray astronomy.

As explained further in the gamma-cat docs, it provides two data products:

  1. the full data collection
  2. a source catalog with part of the data

Catalog

The gamma-cat catalog is available here:

  • $GAMMA_CAT/docs/data/gammacat.fits.gz: latest version
  • $GAMMAPY_EXTRA/datasets/catalogs/gammacat/gammacat.fits.gz: a stable version copied to the gammapy-extra repo, used for the gammapy.catalog.gammacat tests.

To work with the gamma-cat catalog from Gammapy, pick a version and create a SourceCatalogGammaCat:

from gammapy.catalog import SourceCatalogGammaCat
filename = '$GAMMA_CAT/docs/data/gammacat.fits.gz'
filename = '$GAMMAPY_EXTRA/datasets/catalogs/gammacat/gammacat.fits.gz'
cat = SourceCatalogGammaCat(filename)

TODO: add examples how to use it and links to notebooks.

Data collection

The gamma-cat data collection consists of a bunch of files in JSON and ECSV format, and there’s a single JSON index file summarising all available data and containing pointers to the other files. (we plan to make a bundled version with all info in one JSON file soon)

It is available here:

  • $GAMMA_CAT/docs/data/gammacat-datasets.json: latest version
  • $GAMMAPY_EXTRA/datasets/catalogs/gammacat/gammacat-datasets.json: a stable version copied to the gammapy-extra repo, used for the gammapy.catalog.gammacat tests.

To work with the gamma-cat data collection from Gammapy, pick a version and create a GammaCatDataCollection class:

from gammapy.catalog import GammaCatDataCollection
filename = '$GAMMA_CAT/docs/data/gammacat-datasets.json'
filename = '$GAMMAPY_EXTRA/datasets/catalogs/gammacat/gammacat-datasets.json'
gammacat = GammaCatDataCollection.from_index(filename)

TODO: add examples how to use it and links to notebooks.