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mConvert - Convert FITS data to a different data type (ie, integer to floating-point)
mConvert [-d level] [-s statusfile] [-b bitpix] [-min minval] [-max maxval] [-blank blankval] in.fits out.fits
mConvert changes the datatype of an image. When converting to floating point, no additional information is needed. However, when converting from higher precision (e.g. 64-bit floating point) to lower (e.g. 16-bit integer), scaling information is necessary. This can be given explicitly by the user or guessed by the program.
-d level Turns on debugging to the specified level (1-3). -s statusfile mBgModel output and errors are written to statusfile instead of to stdout. -b bitpix BITPIX value for the output FITS file (default is -64). Possible values are: 8 (character or unsigned binary integer) 16 (16-bit integer) 32 (32-bit integer) -32 (single precision floating point) -64 (double precision floating point). -min minval Pixel data value in the input image which should be treated as a minimum (value of 0) in the output image when converting from floating point to integer. (default for BITPIX 8: 0; BITPIX 16: -32767; BITPIX 32: -2147483647 -max maxval Pixel data value in the input image which should be treated as a maximum (value of 255 or 32768) in the output image when converting from floating point to integer. (Default for BITPIX 8: 255; BITPIX 16: 32768; BITPIX 32: 2147483648) -blank blankval If converting down to an integer scale: value to be used in the output image to represent blank pixels (NaN) from the input image. Default value is minval.
in.fits Input image filename out.fits Output image filename.
Output image with the datatype as specified by the user (BITPIX).
OK [struct stat="OK"] ERROR No status file name given ERROR Cannot open status file: statusfile ERROR No debug level given ERROR Debug level string is invalid: 'debug-level' ERROR Debug level value cannot be negative ERROR No bitpix value given ERROR Bitpix string is invalid: 'bitpix' ERROR Bitpix must be one of (8, 16, 32, -32, -64) ERROR No range min value given ERROR Range min string is invalid: 'min' ERROR No range max value given ERROR Range max string is invalid: 'max' ERROR No blank value given ERROR Blank string is invalid: 'blank' ERROR Invalid input file 'in.fits' ERROR Invalid output file 'out.fits' ERROR general error message ERROR FITS library error message
Converting a single-precision image down to a 16-bit integer BITPIX, when the data is clustered between values of -0.01 and 0.1: $ mConvert -b 16 -min -0.01 -max 0.1 -blank -32767 acs.fits acs_bitpix16.fits [struct stat="OK"]
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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