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fors_detect_objects - Detect objects in slit spectra

FORS_DETECT_OBJECTS(7) fors recipes FORS_DETECT_OBJECTS(7)

NAME

fors_detect_objects - Detect objects in slit spectra
 

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.
 

SEE ALSO

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_align_sky(7), fors_align_sky_lss(7), fors_bias(7), fors_calib(7), fors_config(7), fors_dark(7), fors_detect_spectra(7), fors_extract(7), fors_extract_objects(7), fors_extract_slits(7), fors_flatfield(7), fors_img_science(7), fors_img_screen_flat(7), fors_img_sky_flat(7), fors_normalise_flat(7), fors_photometry(7), fors_pmos_calib(7), fors_pmos_extract(7), fors_pmos_science(7), fors_remove_bias(7), fors_resample(7), fors_science(7), fors_spec_mflat(7), fors_subtract_sky(7), fors_subtract_sky_lss(7), fors_sumflux(7), fors_trace_flat(7), fors_wave_calib(7), fors_wave_calib_lss(7), fors_zeropoint(7)
 

VERSION

fors_detect_objects 5.3.23
 

AUTHOR

Carlo Izzo <usd-help@eso.org>
 

BUG REPORTS

Please report any problems to usd-help@eso.org. Alternatively, you may send a report to the ESO User Support Department <usd-help@eso.org>.
 

LICENSE

This file is currently part of the FORS Instrument Pipeline Copyright (C) 2002-2010 European Southern Observatory
 
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
 
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