ScanAmorphos Plug-in

The purpose of the scanamorphos plug-in is to read data from the scanamorphos program. Output from this program is not directly readable in HIPE, due to omissions in the WCS information. This plug-in provides a task called importScanAmorphos, which loads the data, fixes the WCS and produces a SimpleImage.

Currently maintained by: JavierDiaz, PaulBalm

Download and Installation

To install, select "Plug-ins" from the Tools menu. Click "Install new plug-in" and enter the following URL:


When I use the task from the command-line, I get a "NameError: name 'importScanAmorphos' is not defined"

Please make sure that you have installed the plug-in correctly. In HIPE, select Tools --> Plugins, and check that the plug-in is there. Aside from incorrect installation, a problem could be that the plug-in is disabled because it is not compatible with your version of HIPE. In that case, you can:

  • change the version of HIPE you're using, or
  • install a different version of the plug-in (multiple versions can be installed alongside), or
  • request that version of the plug-in be made available for your version of HIPE.


Credits for this plug-in go to Bruno Merin for the creating the scripts, Juan Carlos Segovia for fixing the scripts and Paul Balm for creating the task and the plug-in.

Thanks to the following people for reporting issues with this plug-in:

  • Alvaro Ribas
  • Markus Nielbock

Version history

Version Date  
v0.1   First test version.
v1.0   First release. Fixes HcssSpr:13975.
v1.1 9 Feb 2012 Copy all WCS keys (in fact, all metadata from the original FITS file) into the output image. This way all WCS info will be included (using version 1.0, e.g. crota2 was missing).
v1.2 2 Apr 2012 Fix error in Details dialog.
v1.3 30 Apr 2012 Copy unit information from source file to HIPE Image (HcssSpr:15619).
v1.4 11 May 2012 Do not apply BSCALE and BZERO twice (HcssSpr:15854).
v1.5 31 Aug 2012 Update to changed Task API (HcssSpr:16661).
v1.6 25 Oct 2012 Improve handling of units (HcssSpr:15760).
v1.7 30 Nov 2012 Clean up variables after starting plug-in (HcssSpr:17300).
v1.8 18 Mar 2013 Parameter convertToDouble added (HcssSpr:17758).
v1.9 ??? TODO Update import of FileSelectionMode (HcssSpr:18697).

-- PaulBalm - 07 Jun 2011

Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_0.1.jar r3 r2 r1 manage 2.6 K 2011-06-07 - 14:51 PaulBalm Version 0.1 of the plug-in
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.0.jar r2 r1 manage 2.2 K 2011-08-24 - 09:03 PaulBalm Version 1.0 of the plug-in
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.1.jar r1 manage 2.4 K 2012-02-09 - 16:23 PaulBalm Version 1.1. Copy all source metadata into output image.
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.2.jar r1 manage 2.4 K 2012-04-03 - 11:21 PaulBalm Version 1.2 -- fixes about info
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.3.jar r1 manage 3.7 K 2012-04-30 - 15:27 PaulBalm Version 1.3 -- fixes HcssSpr:15619
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.4.jar r1 manage 3.6 K 2012-05-11 - 14:34 PaulBalm Version 1.4 -- fixes HcssSpr:15854
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.5.jar r1 manage 3.1 K 2012-08-31 - 11:49 PaulBalm Version 1.5 -- fixes HcssSpr:16661
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.6.jar r1 manage 3.5 K 2012-10-25 - 12:20 PaulBalm Version 1.6 -- fixes HcssSpr:15760
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.7.jar r1 manage 3.0 K 2012-11-30 - 15:11 PaulBalm Version 1.7 -- fixes HcssSpr:17300
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.8.jar r2 r1 manage 5.2 K 2013-03-18 - 16:55 PaulBalm Version 1.8 -- fixes HcssSpr:17758
Unknown file formatjar scanamorphos_1.9.jar r2 r1 manage 3.3 K 2013-10-18 - 16:28 JavierDiaz Version 1.9 - fixes HcssSpr:18697
XMLxml scanamorphos_registry.xml r16 r15 r14 r13 r12 manage 4.9 K 2013-10-18 - 16:08 JavierDiaz Plugin version registry for automatic updates
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