Very early in the morning I did surgery on astrometry.net's awesome simpleXY code, which takes as input any astronomical image and returns a reasonable list of sources with x,y positions in the image and approximate fluxes. The code is incredibly simple (hence the name), incredibly fast, has very few free parameters, and essentially always works. It is Blanton's handiwork. It also produces very stable measures of object positions, thanks to astrometry-fu we inherited from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. What I did was to make the code even more simple. Now I ought to write it up!

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