Introduction

Tools To Help with Planning, Data Processing, and Analysis 

As a service to JWST Observers, publicly available and documented tools developed by the community to support proposal planning, data processing, and analysis are listed below. These tools are not supported directly by STScI. Help for these tools is not available through the JWST Help Desk. 

New tools can be suggested for consideration by contacting the JWST Help Desk.

Tool AMI_CAL
Instrument/Mode

NIRISS/AMI

Description Extraction pipeline and analysis tools for Aperture Masking Interferometry mode
Author A. Soulain  et al. (2020)
Code https://github.com/SAIL-Labs/AMICAL
Reference https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020SPIE11446E..11S/abstract

 

Tool AMI_SIM
Instrument/Mode NIRISS/AMI
Description AMI data simulator
Author A. Sivaramakrishnan et al. (2023)
Code https://github.com/anand0xff/ami_sim
Reference https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2023PASP..135a5003S

 

Tool eMPT
Instrument/Mode NIRSpec/MOS
Description Software suite for planning scientifically optimized, multi-object spectroscopic (MOS) observations with the Micro-Shutter Array (MSA) of NIRSpec
Author N. Bonaventura  et al. (2023)
Code https://github.com/esdc-esac-esa-int/eMPT_v1
Reference https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2023A%26A...672A..40B/abstract

 

Tool

Eureka!

Instrument/Mode ALL/TSO
Description A data reduction and analysis pipeline for exoplanet time-series observations
Author T.J. Bell et al. (2022)
Code https://github.com/kevin218/Eureka
Reference https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.04503

 

Tool

GRZLI Notebooks for JWST

Instrument/Mode

NIRCam, NIRISS, and MIRI/ Slitless Spectroscopy

Description

Jupyter notebooks running aspect of the GRIZLI image/slitless pipeline

Author G. Brammer (2023)
Code

https://github.com/gbrammer/grizli-notebooks/tree/main/JWST

Reference  

 

Tool image1overfpy
Instrument/Mode NIRCam and NIRISS/Imaging
Description Performs a correction for 1/f readout noise on NIRISS and NIRCam imaging data (level2)
Author C. Willott (2022)
Code https://github.com/chriswillott/jwst
Reference  

 

Tool ImPlaneIA
Instrument/Mode NIRISS/AMI
Description Pipeline that converts aperture masking images to fringe observables by fitting fringes in the image plane, calibrates data from a target of interest with one or more point source calibrators, and contains some basic model-fitting routines. The pipeline can accept different mask geometries, instruments, and observing modes.
Author A. Greenbaum et al. (2015)
Code https://github.com/agreenbaum/ImPlaneIA
Reference https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...798...68G

 

Tool JHAT (JWST/HST Alignment Tool)
Instrument/Mode NIRCam and MIRI
Description Provides robust WCS alignment of JWST and HST images using Gaia, PS1, DECam, or a custom catalog. Used inside of the JWST/HST pipeline analysis flow to ensure excellent absolute and relative alignment for the final data products (e.g., stacks).
Author A. Rest  et al. (2023)
Code https://github.com/arminrest/jhat
Reference https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2023AAS...24135802R/abstract

 

Tool JWST FGS Spelunker
Instrument/Mode FGS
Description Package that assists and finds technical anomalies from the JWST and stellar properties from guidestars
Author D. Deal and N. Espinoza (2023)
Code https://github.com/GalagaBits/JWST-FGS-Spelunker
Reference  

 

Tool JWST-KPI
Instrument/Mode NIRCam, NIRISS, and MIRI
Description

JWST Stage 3 pipeline for kernel phase imaging

Author

J. Kammerer et al. (2023)

Code

https://github.com/kammerje/jwst-kpi

Reference  

 

Tool JWST_MAST_QUERY
Instrument/Mode All instruments
Description Software that uses the MAST API for querying JWST observations and products, displaying the results in ascii tables, summarizing the files in a local html file, and downloading the selected products to a local directory
Author A. Rest (2023)
Code https://github.com/arminrest/jwst_mast_query
Reference  

 

Tool

JWST-MOSAIC-SKYMATCH

Instrument/Mode

MIRI/Imaging

Description

An Improvement on the JWST pipeline’s sky matching algorithm, especially good for MIRI Imaging

Author V. Bajaj (2023)
Code

https://github.com/Vb2341/jwst-mosaic-skymatch

Reference  

 

Tool JWST-MSAFIT
Instrument/Mode

NIRSpec/MOS

Description

Forward modelling and fitting tool for JWST/NIRSpec MOS data

Author V. de Graaf (2023)
Code https://github.com/annadeg/jwst-msafit
Reference

https://arxiv.org/abs/2308.09742

 

Tool NSClean
Instrument/Mode NIRSpec/IFS and MOS
Description An algorithm for removing correlated read noise from JWST NIRSpec images
Author B. Rauscher (2023)
Code https://webb.nasa.gov/content/forScientists/assets/documents/nsclean_1.5.tar.gz
Reference https://webb.nasa.gov/content/forScientists/assets/documents/draft_pasp_article.pdf

 

Tool

ONE-PASS_FITTING

Instrument/Mode NIRCam and MIRI/Imaging
Description

One Pass Style PSF fitting for JWST data, and master catalog generator

Author V. Bajaj (2023)
Code https://github.com/Vb2341/One-Pass-Fitting
Reference

https://one-pass-fitting.readthedocs.io/en/latest/one_pass_fitting/index.html

 

Tool PanCAKE
Instrument/Mode MIRI and NIRCam/Coronagraphy
Description Accurately simulates both MIRI and NIRCam coronagraphic observations for the purpose of assessing observational feasibility and determining appropriate exposure times
Author A. L. Carter et al. (2021)
Code https://aarynncarter.github.io/PanCAKE
Reference https://authors.library.caltech.edu/111230/1/118230H.pdf

 

Tool PASTASOSS
Instrument/Mode NIRISS/SOSS
Description Accurate spectral trace positions in a NIRISS SOSS observations
Author T. Baines (2023)
Code https://github.com/spacetelescope/pastasoss
Reference  

 

Tool PJPIPE
Instrument/Mode NIRCam and MIRI/Imaging
Description

Pipeline for processing JWST Imaging data, tailored for nearby galaxies. Built for PHANGS

Author T. Williams et al. (2024)
Code

https://github.com/PhangsTeam/pjpipe

Reference (in preparation)

 

Tool Remstryping.py
Instrument/Mode NIRCam and NIRISS/Imaging
Description Measures and subtracts the horizontal and vertical striping present in coutrate images
Author M. Bagley (2022)
Code jwebbinar_prep/remstriping.py at webbinar13 · spacetelescope/jwebbinar_prep · GitHub
Reference  

 

Tool ROEBA
Instrument/Mode NIRCam and NIRISS/Imaging
Description Row-by-row, odd/even by amplifier correction tool useful for JWST instruments to improve upon the reference pixel step correction and minimize 1/f
Author E. Schlawin et al. (2020)
Code https://tshirt.readthedocs.io/en/latest/specific_modules/ROEBA.html
Reference  

 

Tool

SNOWBLIND

Instrument/Mode All instruments
Description

Scripts to mask cosmic ray showers and snowballs in JWST data

Author J. Davis (2023)
Code

https://github.com/mpi-astronomy/snowblind

Reference  

 

Tool SpaceKlip
Instrument/Mode NIRCAM and MIRI Coronagraphic imaging
Description Data reduction pipeline for JWST high contrast imaging
Author A. Carter and J. Kammerer (2022)
Code https://spaceklip.readthedocs.io
Reference https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.00996

 

Tool Spiderwebb
Instrument/Mode

NIRSpec/MOS

Description

JWST NIRSpec multi-object spectroscopy reduction software (stellar radial velocity determination software)

Author D. Nidever (2023)
Code

https://github.com/dnidever/spyderwebb

Reference

https://spyderwebb.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

 

Tool TrExoLiSTS
Instrument/Mode All instruments/TSO for ExoPlanets
Description Portal to track the status of all JWST transiting exoplanet programs
Author N. Nikolov et al. (2022)
Code https://www.stsci.edu/~nnikolov/TrExoLiSTS/JWST/trexolists.html
Reference https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2022RNAAS...6..272N/abstract

 

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