SYNOPSIS

esorex vmimflatsky [OPTIONS] FILE.sof

DESCRIPTION

This recipe is used to create a master sky flat field from a set of raw sky flat fields. The master sky flat field is the dataset used for the flat field correction of scientific data.

Input files:

  DO category:              Type:       Explanation:         Required:
  IMG_SKY_FLAT              Raw         Sky flat exposure       Y
  MASTER_BIAS               Calib       Master bias             Y
  MASTER_DARK               Calib       Master dark             .
  IMG_MASTER_SCREEN_FLAT    Calib       Master screen flat      .
  CCD_TABLE                 Calib       Bad pixel table         .

Output files:

  DO category:              Data type:  Explanation:
  IMG_MASTER_SKY_FLAT       FITS image  Master sky flat field

If a master screen flat is specified, the input sky flat exposures are flat-fielded with it, and then just used to determine the large scale trends of the instrument response; the result is then multiplied by the master screen flat. A CCD table must be specified in input only if a bad pixel cleaning is requested.

For more details, please refer to the VIMOS Pipeline User\'s Guide.

OPTIONS

--SmoothBoxSize <long>

Size of running box used for smoothing (long; default: 7). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.smooth.boxsize [default = 7].

--SmoothMethod <str>

Smooth method for image trends removal (str; default: \'Median\'). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.smooth.method [default = Median].

--AllowSingleFrames <bool>

Frame combination method is ignored. (bool; default: True). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.stacking.singleframes [default = True].

--StackMethod <str>

Frames combination method (str; default: \'Median\'). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.stacking.method [default = Median].

--KSigmaLow <float>

Low threshold for K-sigma clipping method (float; default: 5.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.stacking.ksigma.low [default = 5.0].

--KSigmaHigh <float>

High threshold for K-sigma clipping method (float; default: 5.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.stacking.ksigma.high [default = 5.0].

--MinRejection <long>

Number of lowest rejected values for rejection method (long; default: 1). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.minmax.minimum [default = 1].

--MaxRejection <long>

Number of highest rejected values for rejection method (long; default: 1). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.minmax.maximum [default = 1].

--BiasMethod <str>

Bias removal method. (str; default: \'Zmaster\'). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.bias.removing.method [default = Zmaster].

--CleanBadPixel <bool>

Bad pixel correction on master flat (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.badpixel.clean [default = False].

--CleanCosmic <bool>

Cosmic ray events cleaning from raw flats (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.cosmics.clean [default = False].

--CosmicThreshold <float>

Threshold to identify cosmic rays candidates. (float; default: 4.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.cosmics.threshold [default = 4.0].

--CosmicRatio <float>

Min ratio between peak and nearby pixels for a cosmic ray. (float; default: 2.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.cosmics.ratio [default = 2.0].

--ComputeQC <bool>

Compute QC1 parameters. (bool; default: True). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is vimos.Parameters.quality.enable [default = True].

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 vmimflatsky…

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

  • ftp://ftp.eso.org/pub/dfs/pipelines/vimos/vimos-pipeline-manual-6.9.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 vimos pipeline are vmifucombinecube(7), vmifucalib(7), vmspflat(7), vmmosobsstare(7), vmimflatscreen(7), vmimpreimaging(7), vmimcalphot(7), vmmoscombine(7), vmimstandard(7), vmmosobsjitter(7), vmifucombine(7), vmimobsjitter(7), vmspphot(7), vmdet(7), vmmosscience(7), vmmosstandard(7), vmspcaldisp(7), vmifustandard(7), vmbias(7), vmmoscalib(7), vmimobsstare(7), vmdark(7), vmifuscience(7)

VERSION

vmimflatsky 2.9.15

AUTHOR

ESO VIMOS Pipeline Team <[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 part of the VIMOS Instrument Pipeline Copyright (C) 2002-2005 European Southern Observatory

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