In these pages I share the various functions that I have developed in Python in the last few years for FITS image processing, and photometry. They are all gathered in a package called “AsPyLib”. (AsPyLib was initially called AstroPython, but the name was changed to comply with implicit naming rules within the Python community.)
AsPyLib is a thin programming layer over various “official” modules such as Pyfits, Numpy, Scipy and Matplotlib. It aims to promote, especially amongst the community of French amateur astronomers, the use of Python for image processing. Python is a very easy to step-in, and powerful programming langage. With Numpy, Scipy and Matplotlib it gives a MATLAB-like environment where image processing is easy and fun.