A code for stellar field analysis


StarFinder is an IDL code for the deep analysis of stellar fields, designed for Adaptive Optics well-sampled images with high and low Strehl ratio.

The Point Spread Function is extracted directly from the frame, to take into account the actual structure of the instrumental response and the atmospheric effects.

The code is written in IDL language and organized in the form of a self-contained widget-based application, provided with a series of tools for data visualization and analysis. A description of the method and some applications to Adaptive Optics data are presented.