visir_util_img_std_cat - Convert ASCII-file(s) to a FITS standard star catalog
This recipe generates a FITS standard star catalog for imaging from one or more
Each line in the text file must have 45 fields separated by white-space.
The first field is the star name, e.g. ´HD108903´ which will be
stored in a table column labeled ´STARS´.
The 3 next fields are the RA (hh mm ss) which will be stored in degrees in a
table column labeled ´RA´ - all three are non-negative and hh
and mm are integer.
The 3 next fields are the DEC (dd mm ss) which will be stored in degrees in a
table column labeled ´DEC´ - all three are non-negative, dd and
mm are integer, while dd has either a ´+´ or a ´-´
prepended (including -00).
The next field is the spectral type which will be stored in a table column
The 31 next fields are the JY values for the 31 supported image filters.
The 6 next fields are the JY values for the 6 supported spectral filters.
All JY values must be positive.
For each filter the JY value is stored in a table column labeled with the filter
The 37 filter names are hard-coded in the recipe.
Lines beginning with a hash (#) are treated as comments.
The ASCII-input should be tagged IMG_LINES_ASCII, but all input files will
currently be processed regardless.
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.
The full documentation for the visir pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file
using the following URL:
An overview over the existing ESO pipelines can be found on the web page
Basic documentation about the EsoRex program can be found at the esorex (1) man
It is possible to call the pipelines from python using the python-cpl package.
The other recipes of the visir pipeline are visir_img_dark
Lars Lundin <email@example.com>
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report to the ESO User Support Department <email@example.com>.
This file is part of the VISIR Instrument Pipeline Copyright (C) 2004, 2005
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