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uves_cal_mdark - Creates the master dark frame

UVES_CAL_MDARK(7) uves recipes UVES_CAL_MDARK(7)

NAME

uves_cal_mdark - Creates the master dark frame
 

SYNOPSIS

esorex uves_cal_mdark [OPTIONS] FILE.sof
 

DESCRIPTION

This recipe creates a master dark frame by taking the median of all input frames which should have identical exposure times. Symbolically,
masterdark = median( dark_i ) - masterbias
 
The input dark frames must have same tag and size and must be either (P)DARK_BLUE or (P)DARK_RED. Also, a master bias (MASTER_BIAS_xxxx) must be provided for each chip (xxxx = BLUE, REDL, REDU).
On blue input the recipe computes one master dark frame; on red input the recipe produces a master dark frame for each chip (MASTER_(P)DARK_xxxx).

OPTIONS

--stack_method <str>
Method used to build master frame (str; default: ´median´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.stack_method [default = median].
--klow <float>
Kappa used to clip low level values, when method is set to ´mean´ (float; default: 5.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.klow [default = 5.0].
--khigh <float>
Kappa used to clip high level values, when method is set to ´mean´ (float; default: 5.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.khigh [default = 5.0].
--niter <long>
Number of kappa sigma iterations, when method is set to ´mean´ (long; default: 5). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.niter [default = 5].
--debug <bool>
Whether or not to save intermediate results to local directory (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves.debug [default = False].
--plotter <str>
Any plots produced by the recipe are redirected to the command specified by this parameter. The plotting command must contain the substring ´gnuplot´ and must be able to parse gnuplot syntax on its standard input. Valid examples of such a command may include ´gnuplot -persist´ and ´cat > mygnuplot$$.gp´. A finer control of the plotting options can be obtained by writing an executable script, e.g. my_gnuplot.pl, that executes gnuplot after setting the desired gnuplot options (e.g. set terminal pslatex color). To turn off plotting, set this parameter to ´no´ (str; default: ´no´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves.plotter [default = no].
--process_chip <str>
For RED arm data process the redl, redu, or both chip(s) (str; default: ´both´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves.process_chip [default = both].
--stack_method <str>
Method used to build master frame (str; default: ´median´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.stack_method [default = median].
--klow <float>
Kappa used to clip low level values, when method is set to ´mean´ (float; default: 5.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.klow [default = 5.0].
--khigh <float>
Kappa used to clip high level values, when method is set to ´mean´ (float; default: 5.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.khigh [default = 5.0].
--niter <long>
Number of kappa sigma iterations, when method is set to ´mean´ (long; default: 5). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.niter [default = 5].
--qc_dark.reg.num_x <long>
Number of regions along the X axis (where mean/med/rms are computed). (long; default: 4). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.qc_dark.reg.num_x [default = 4].
--qc_dark.reg.num_y <long>
Number of regions along the Y axis(where mean/med/rms are computed). (long; default: 4). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.qc_dark.reg.num_y [default = 4].
--qc_dark.reg.box_sx <long>
Region X size [pix] (long; default: 100). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.qc_dark.reg.box_sx [default = 100].
--qc_dark.reg.box_sy <long>
Region Y size [pix] (long; default: 100). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.qc_dark.reg.box_sy [default = 100].
--qc_dark.reg.border_x <long>
X distance between the left hand side of the detector and the left hand side of the region [pix] (long; default: 100). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.qc_dark.reg.border_x [default = 100].
--qc_dark.reg.border_y <long>
X distance between the left hand side of the detector and the left hand side of the region [pix] (long; default: 100). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.qc_dark.reg.border_y [default = 100].
--qc_dark.reg.when <long>
When QC analysis is performed. 0: on each raw frame or 1: on the master frame (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves_cal_mdark.qc_dark.reg.when [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 uves pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file using the following URL:
ftp://ftp.eso.org/pub/dfs/pipelines/uves/uves-pipeline-manual-5.8.2.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 uves pipeline are flames_cal_mkmaster(7), flames_cal_orderpos(7), flames_cal_predict(7), flames_cal_prep_sff_ofpos(7), flames_cal_wavecal(7), flames_obs_redchain(7), flames_obs_scired(7), flames_utl_unpack(7), uves_cal_cd_align(7), uves_cal_mbias(7), uves_cal_mflat(7), uves_cal_mflat_combine(7), uves_cal_mkmaster(7), uves_cal_orderpos(7), uves_cal_predict(7), uves_cal_response(7), uves_cal_tflat(7), uves_cal_wavecal(7), uves_obs_redchain(7), uves_obs_scired(7), uves_utl_ima_arith(7), uves_utl_remove_crh_single(7)
 

VERSION

uves_cal_mdark 5.8.2
 

AUTHOR

Jonas M. Larsen <cpl@eso.org>
 

BUG REPORTS

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

LICENSE

This file is part of the FLAMES/UVES Pipeline Copyright (C) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 European Southern Observatory
 
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