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mFitExec - Re-project and mosaic your images, with background rectification
mFitExec [-d] [-s statusfile] diffs.tbl fits.tbl diffdir
Runs mFitplane on all the difference images identified by mOverlapsand generated by mDiffor mDiffExec. mFitExec creates a table of image-to-image difference parameters.
-d Turns on debugging -s statusfile Writes output message to statusfile instead of to stdout
diffs.tbl Overlap table generated by mOverlaps, the last column of which contains the filenames of the difference images generated by mDiffExec. fits.tbl Output table of difference parameters. diffdir Directory containing difference images.
Generates a table, fits.tbl, containing all the information generated by running mFitplane on each difference image. nimages is the number of images for which this calculation was successfully performed, nfaied is the number that generated an error condition for mFitplane, nwarning is the number that generated a warning, and nmissing is the number of files that could not be found in the specified diffdir.
OK [struct stat="OK", count=n, failed=nfailed, warning=nwarning, missing=nmissing] ERROR Cannot open status file: statusfile ERROR Can't open output file. ERROR Invalid diffs metadata file: filename ERROR Need columns: cntr1 cntr2 plus minus diff ERROR svc library error
First, diffs.tbl is generated for a collection of reprojected images using mOverlap. Next, mDiffExec is run on those images to create output images in the subdirectory diffdir. At this point, we are ready to run mFitExec: $ mFitExec diffs.tbl fits.tbl diff [struct stat="OK", count=42, failed=0, warning=0, missing=0] Output file: fits.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.
2001-2015 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California If your research uses Montage, please include the following acknowledgement: "This research made use of Montage. It is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number ACI-1440620, and was previously funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Earth Science Technology Office, Computation Technologies Project, under Cooperative Agreement Number NCC5-626 between NASA and the California Institute of Technology." The Montage distribution includes an adaptation of the MOPEX algorithm developed at the Spitzer Science Center.