Fink's distribution stream
Fink distributes alerts via Apache Kafka topics based on one or several of the alert properties (label, classification, flux, ...). Topics are created via user-defined filters (see available topics). You can connect to existing streams, and if you would like to create a new stream, follow the tutorial or raise a new issue in fink-filters describing the alert properties and thresholds of interest.
You can connect to one or more of these topics using fink-client's APIs and receive Fink's stream of alerts. The client can easily be installed using pip:
pip install fink-client
In order to connect and poll alerts from Fink, you need to get your credentials:
- Subscribe to one or more Fink streams by filling this form.
- After filling the form, we will send your credentials. Register them on your laptop by simply running:
fink_client_register -username <USERNAME> -group_id <GROUP_ID> ...
In order to familiarise with the client, we invite users to follow the dedicated tutorial: https://github.com/astrolabsoftware/fink-client-tutorial. Note that you need your credentials to play the tutorial.