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       ficalib - performing various calibration steps on the input images


       ficalib [options] [-i|--input <inputs>] [-o|--output <outputs>]


       The  purpose  of  this  program  is  to  do various calibration steps on the input images,
       including mosaic frame joining, generic overscan corrections, bias and (exp. time  scaled)
       dark subtraction and flat field corrections.


   General options:
       -h, --help
              Gives general summary about the command line options.

       --long-help, --help-long
              Gives a detailed list of command line options.

       --wiki-help, --help-wiki, --mediawiki-help, --help-mediawiki
              Gives a detailed list of command line options in Mediawiki format.

       --version, --version-short, --short-version
              Gives some version information about the program.

       -i, --input <inputs>
              List of input images (up to the next option).

       -o, --output <outputs>
              List of output images (up to the next option).

       -r, --rewrite-output-name '[<from>|]<to>'
              Rewrite  the  output  file names according to the rule specified by the argument of
              this switch. The <to> part must contain a single asterix (*) that  is  replaced  by
              the original file name or, if the <from> part is specified and it can be matched by
              the filename, the appropriate part  of  the  filename  is  written  to  the  output
              filename.  For instance, '*.fits|*.calib.fits' will replace the `fits` extension to
              `calib.fits` if the original filename has a fits extension, otherwise, concatenates
              the  `calib.fits`  as  an  extension to the filename. Note that the <from> and <to>
              part must be separated by a vertical bar (the character used  in  UNIX  shells  for
              creating  pipes),  therefore  either  this  character  must  be escaped or put into
              quotation marks (according to the  current  shell).  If  the  -o|--output  list  of
              filenames  are  not,  but  this  argument is specified, the list of original output
              files will be the same as the list of input filenames.

   Generic calibration options:
       --overscan <overscan>
              Specifications for overscan corrections (see also "Overscan correction  parameters"

       --mosaic size=(<sx>,<sy>),(<mosaic section 1>),...
              Mosaic  image  topology  specfications  (see also "Mosaic specification parameters"

       -M, --input-mask <fits>
              Input mask file to co-add to output image.

       -B, --input-master-bias <bias>
              Master bias image (if any).

       -D, --input-master-dark <dark>
              Master dark image (if any).

       -F, --input-master-flat <flat>
              Master flat field image (if any).

       -s, --saturation <level>
              Saturation level.

       --leak-left-right, --leak-lower-upper, --leak-any
              Pixel/readout "blooming" direction.

       -g, --gain <gain>
              Nominal gain value.

       --gain-order <order>
              Spatial polynomial order to describe gain variations.

              Do exposure time correction during dark subtraction.

              Don't do any exposure time correction for darks.

              Don't overwrite existing calibrated images.

   Output postprocessing and pixel depts:
       --image <x1>:<y1>:<x2>:<y2>
              Final image area.

       --trim Trim output to final image area.

              Don't trim output to final image area (default).

       --post-scale <mean>
              Scale output to have the specified mean value.

       --post-multiply <factor>
              Multiply output image by the given factor.

       --data <spec>
              Output pixel data format specification.

       -b, --bitpix <bitpix>
              Standard FITS output bitpix value.

   Overscan correction parameters:
              Overscan area.

       spline Use cubic splines for overscan modelling.

              Use polynomials for overscan modelling.

              Order for overscan variation (zero: constant).

              Number of iterations for rejecting overscan outliers.

              Overscan outlier limit in units of stddev.

   Other corrections:
              Remove horizontal stripes.

   Mosaic specification parameters:
              Vertical and horizontal dimensions of the final image.

       name=<extension name>
              FITS extenison name of the given mosaic section.

              Offset of the given mosaic section in the final image.

              Trim area of the given mosaic section.

              Overscan parameters for the given mosaic section, in the same syntax and format  as
              used after "--overscan".


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