SoFiA: Source Finding Application

Serra, P., Westmeier, T., Giese, N., Jurek, R., Flöer, L., Popping, A., Winkel, B., van der Hulst, T., Meyer, M., Koribalski, B., Staveley-Smith, L. & Courtois, H., Dec-2014, In : Astrophysics Source Code Library. p. ascl:1412.001

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademic

  • Paolo Serra
  • Tobias Westmeier
  • Nadine Giese
  • Russell Jurek
  • Lars Flöer
  • Attila Popping
  • Benjamin Winkel
  • Thijs van der Hulst
  • Martin Meyer
  • Bärbel Koribalski
  • Lister Staveley-Smith
  • Hélène Courtois
SoFiA is a flexible source finding pipeline designed to detect and parameterise sources in 3D spectral-line data cubes. SoFiA combines several powerful source finding and parameterisation algorithms, including wavelet denoising, spatial and spectral smoothing, source mask optimisation, spectral profile fitting, and calculation of the reliability of detections. In addition to source catalogues in different formats, SoFiA can also generate a range of output data cubes and images, including source masks, moment maps, sub-cubes, position-velocity diagrams, and integrated spectra. The pipeline is controlled by simple parameter files and can either be invoked on the command line or interactively through a modern graphical user interface.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)ascl:1412.001
JournalAstrophysics Source Code Library
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2014


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