SYNOPSIS

esorex fors_detect_objects [OPTIONS] FILE.sof

DESCRIPTION

This recipe is used to detect scientific objects spectra on a resampled image produced with recipe fors_resample. Please refer to the FORS Pipeline User\'s Manual for more details on object detection.

In the table below the MXU acronym can be alternatively read as MOS and LSS, and SCI as STD.

Input files:

  DO category:               Type:       Explanation:         Required:
  MAPPED_SCI_MXU             Calib       Resampled slit spectra  Y
  SLIT_LOCATION_MXU          Calib       Slit location on image  Y

Output files:

  DO category:               Data type:  Explanation:
  OBJECT_TABLE_SCI_MXU       FITS table  Object positions in slit spectra

OPTIONS

--slit_margin <long>

Number of pixels to exclude at each slit in object detection and extraction (long; default: 3). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_detect_objects.slit_margin [default = 3].

--ext_radius <long>

Maximum extraction radius for detected objects (pixel) (long; default: 6). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_detect_objects.ext_radius [default = 6].

--cont_radius <long>

Minimum distance at which two objects of equal luminosity do not contaminate each other (pixel) (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_detect_objects.cont_radius [default = 0].

Note that it is possible to create a configuration file containing these options, along with suitable default values. Please refer to the details provided by the 'esorex --help' command.

RELATED TO fors_detect_objects…

The full documentation for the fors pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file using the following URL:

  • ftp://ftp.eso.org/pub/dfs/pipelines/fors/fors-pipeline-manual-4.9.pdf

An overview over the existing ESO pipelines can be found on the web page http://www.eso.org/sci/software/pipelines/.

Basic documentation about the EsoRex program can be found at the esorex (1) man page.

It is possible to call the pipelines from python using the python-cpl package. See http://packages.python.org/python-cpl/index.html for further information.

The other recipes of the fors pipeline are fors_wave_calib_lss(7), fors_img_sky_flat(7), fors_resample(7), fors_config(7), fors_extract_objects(7), fors_calib(7), fors_wave_calib(7), fors_pmos_science(7), fors_extract_slits(7), test_hough(7), fors_img_screen_flat(7), fors_extract(7), fors_remove_bias(7), fors_subtract_sky(7), fors_normalise_flat(7), montecarlo(7), fors_photometry(7), fors_zeropoint(7), fors_dark(7), fors_subtract_sky_lss(7), fors_trace_flat(7), fors_flatfield(7), fors_img_science(7), fors_detect_spectra(7), fors_sumflux(7), fors_pmos_extract(7), fors_align_sky_lss(7), fors_bias(7), fors_align_sky(7), fors_pmos_calib(7), fors_spec_mflat(7), fors_science(7)

VERSION

fors_detect_objects 5.0.0

AUTHOR

Carlo Izzo <[email protected]>

BUG REPORTS

Please report any problems to [email protected] Alternatively, you may send a report to the ESO User Support Department <[email protected]>.

LICENSE

This file is currently part of the FORS Instrument Pipeline Copyright (C) 2002-2010 European Southern Observatory

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