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mRotate - Rotate a FITS image by an arbitrary angle
mRotate [-d level] [-s statusfile] [-r rotang] in.fits out.fits [ra dec xsize [ysize]]
Rotates a FITS image by an arbitrary angle. This module is meant for quick-look only; it is not flux conserving.
-d level Print out additional debugging information (level can be 1-3) -s statusfile Output and errors are written to statusfile instead of stdout. -r rotang Provide an angle (in degrees) to rotate the image.
in.fits Input FITS image. out.fits Path to output (rotated) FITS image. ra dec xsize Center location and width (in degrees) of output image - optional. By default, entire input image area will be included in output image. ysize Height (in degrees) of output image, if a new center location and width are provided. Optional - defaults to xsize.
[struct stat="OK"] Output file will contain the same image as the input file, but rotated by rotang degrees. If a new center location and width were provided, the output image will be the "subimage" covering that area.
OK [struct stat="OK"] ERROR No status file name given ERROR Cannot open status file: statusfile ERROR No rotation angle given ERROR Rotation angle string is invalid: 'rotang' ERROR No debug level given ERROR Debug level string is invalid: 'level' ERROR Debug level value cannot be negative ERROR Invalid input file 'in.fits' ERROR Invalid output file 'out.fits' ERROR Center RA string (ra) cannot be interpreted as a real number ERROR Center Dec string (dec) cannot be interpreted as a real number ERROR X size string (xsize) cannot be interpreted as a real number ERROR Y size string (ysize) cannot be interpreted as a real number ERROR Invalid 'x' size ERROR Invalid 'y' size ERROR Location is off image ERROR No pixels match output area ERROR No pixels match input area ERROR wcsinit() failed ERROR Image file in.fits missing or invalid FITS ERROR FITS library error
$ mRotate -r 90 in.fits out.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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