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mBgModel - Re-project and mosaic your images, with background rectification
mBgModel [-i niter] [-l(evel-only)] [-d level] [-r refimg] [-s statusfile] images.tbl fits.tbl corrections.tbl
mBgModel is a modelling/fitting program. It uses the image-to-image difference parameter table created by mFitExec to interactively determine a set of corrections to apply to each image in order to achieve a "best" global fit.
-i -niter Number of iterations (without switch, defaults to 5000). Can be between 1 and 32767. -l Calculate level adjustments only (ie, don't attempt to match the slopes) -d level Turns on debugging to the specified level (1-3). -r refimg Turns on additional debugging for the nth image in images.tbl. -a Use all the input differences (by default we exclude very small overlap areas). -s statusfile mBgModel output and errors are written to statusfile instead of to stdout.
images.tbl Image metadata table generated by mImgtbl. fits.tbl Plane fitting table generated by mFitExec. corrections.tbl Output table of background corrections
Output table containing corrections to be applied to each image.
OK [struct stat="OK"] ERROR Argument for -i (string) cannot be interpreted as an integer ERROR Number of iterations too small (niter). This parameter is normally around 5000. ERROR Argument for -r (string) cannot be interpreted as an integer ERROR Cannot open status file: statusfile ERROR Failed to open output filename ERROR Invalid image metadata file: filename ERROR Need columns: cntr nl ns crpix1 crpix2 in image info file ERROR malloc() failed (ImgInfo) ERROR realloc() failed (ImgInfo) ERROR Invalid background fit parameters file: filename ERROR Need columns: plus minus a b c crpix1 crpix2 xmin xmax ymin ymax xcenter ycenter npixel rms boxx boxy boxwidth boxheight boxang ERROR malloc() failed (FitInfo) ERROR realloc() failed (FitInfo) ERROR malloc() failed (CorrInfo) ERROR realloc() failed (CorrInfo) ERROR Debug reference image out of range (0 - n) ERROR Invalid fit type ERROR Allocation failure in ivector()
After running mDiffExec to create a set of difference images in diffdir, we generate an image difference table using mFitExec: sample fits.tbl. $ mBgModel images.tbl fits.tbl corrections.tbl [struct stat="OK"] This results in the creation of corrections.tbl.
The drizzle algorithm has been implemented but has not been tested in this release. If a header template contains carriage returns (i.e., created/modified on a Windows machine), the cfitsio library will be unable to read it properly, resulting in the error: [struct stat="ERROR", status=207, msg="illegal character in keyword"] It is best for the background correction algorithms if the area described in the header template completely encloses all of the input images in their entirety. If parts of input images are "chopped off" by the header template, the background correction will be affected. We recommend you use an expanded header for the reprojection and background modeling steps, returning to the originally desired header size for the final coaddition. The default background matching assumes that there are no non-linear background variations in the individual images (and therefore in the overlap differences). If there is any uncertainty in this regard, it is safer to turn on the "level only" background matching (the "-l" flag in mBgModel.
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