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       MakeCatalog - Make a catalog from labeled input images


       astmkcatalog [OPTION...] ASTRdata


       MakeCatalog  is  part  of GNU Astronomy Utilities 0.18.  MakeCatalog will create a catalog
       from an input, labeled, and noise images.

       For more information, please run any of the following commands. In particular  the  second
       contains  a very comprehensive explanation of MakeCatalog's invocation: expected input(s),
       output(s), and a full description of all the options.

       All options and their values:
              $ astmkcatalog -P

       Inputs/Outputs and options:
              $ info astmkcatalog

       Full section in manual/book:
              $ info MakeCatalog

       Full Gnuastro manual/book:
              $ info gnuastro

       If you couldn't find your answer in the manual, you can get direct help  from  experienced
       Gnuastro users and developers. For more information, please run:

              $ info help-gnuastro

       MakeCatalog options:


              Clump labels extension name or number.

              Read STD even if no columns need it.

       -h, --hdu=STR/INT
              Extension name or number of input data.

       -l, --clumpsfile=FITS
              Dataset containing clump labels.

              Sigma-clip column multiple and tolerance.

              Sky image extension name or number.

              Sky STD extension name or number.

              Subtract the Sky dataset from the values.

       -s, --insky=FITS/FLT
              Input Sky value or file.

       -t, --instd=STR/FLT
              Sky standard deviation value or dataset.

              Name or number of extension containing values.

              STD input dataset is actually variance.

       -v, --valuesfile=FITS
              Values/brightness dataset.

              Zeropoint magnitude of input dataset.

              Tessellation (tile grid):

              Tile IDs in an image, the size of input.

       -F, --remainderfrac=FLT
              Fraction of remainder to split last tile.

              Interpolation metric (radial, manhattan).

       -M, --numchannels=INT[,..] No. of channels in dim.s (FITS order).

              Display 1 element/tile, not full input res.

       -Z, --tilesize=INT[,INT]
              Regular tile size on dim.s (FITS order).


       -C, --clumpscat
              Make a clumps catalog also.

       -D, --dontdelete
              Don't delete output if it exists.

              Keep rows (integer ids) with no labels.

       -K, --keepinputdir
              Keep input directory for automatic output.

              Don't sort the clumps catalog by ID.

       -o, --output=STR
              Output file name.

              Surface brightness area (in arcseconds^2).

              Surface brightness multiple of Sky STD.

              Object spectrum for cube (3D) datasets.

              Table fmt: 'fits-ascii', 'fits-binary', 'txt'.

              WCS linear matrix of output ('pc' or 'cd').

              Upper limit magnitude settings:

       --checkuplim=INT[,INT] Check random distribution for one label.

       -e, --envseed
              Use GSL_RNG_SEED environment variable for seed.

              Mask image file name only for upper limit.

              Mask image HDU only for upper limit.

              Multiple of sigma to define upperlimit.

              Number of randomly positioned samples

              Range of random positions (pix) around target.

              Sigma multiple and, tolerance or number.

              Settings for other columns:

              Fraction(s) in --fracmaxarea1 or --fracmaxarea2.

              Spatial resolution (for surface brightness error).

              Identifier columns

              ID of clump in host object.

       -i, --ids
              All IDs of objects and clumps.

       -j, --hostobjid
              ID of object hosting this clump.

              Object label/ID.

              Positional columns (pixel)

              Number of pixels with maximum value.

              Number of pixels with minimum value.

              Geometric center of all clumps in obj. (X).

              Geometric center of all clumps in obj. (Y).

              Geometric center of all clumps in obj. (Z).

              Flux.wht center of all clumps in obj. (X).

              Flux.wht center of all clumps in obj. (Y).

              Flux.wht center of all clumps in obj. (Z).

       --geox Geometric center in first FITS axis.

       --geoy Geometric center in second FITS axis.

       --geoz Geometric center in third FITS axis.

              Maximum value's X axis position

              Maximum value's Y axis position

              Maximum value's Z axis position

       --maxx Maximum X axis position.

       --maxy Maximum Y axis position.

       --maxz Maximum Z axis position.

              Minimum value's X axis position

              Minimum value's Y axis position

              Minimum value's Z axis position

       --minx Minimum X axis position.

       --miny Minimum Y axis position.

       --minz Minimum Z axis position

       -x, --x
              Flux weighted center in first FITS axis.

       -y, --y
              Flux weighted center in second FITS axis.

       -z, --z
              Flux weighted center in third FITS axis.

              Positional columns (WCS)

              Geometric center of all clumps in 1st WCS.

              Geometric center of all clumps in 2nd WCS.

              Geometric center of all clumps in 3rd WCS.

              Flux.wht center of all clumps in 1st WCS.

              Flux.wht center of all clumps in 2nd WCS.

              Flux.wht center of all clumps in 3rd WCS.

       -d, --dec
              Flux weighted center declination.

              Geometric center in first WCS axis.

              Geometric center in second WCS axis.

              Geometric center in third WCS axis.

       -r, --ra
              Flux weighted center right ascension.

       --w1   Flux weighted center in first WCS axis.

       --w2   Flux weighted center in second WCS axis.

       --w3   Flux weighted center in third WCS axis.

              Brightness/magnitude related columns

              Error (1-sigma) in measuring brightness.

              Sky (not river) subtracted clump brightness.

       -b, --brightness
              Brightness (sum of pixel values).

              Brightness of clumps in an object.

              Magnitude of all clumps in object.

       -G, --magnitudeerr
              Magnitude error of objects or clumps.

              Maximum value (mean of top three pixels)

       --mean Mean of values in object/clump.

              Median of values in object/clump.

       -m, --magnitude
              Total magnitude of objects or clumps.

       -n, --sn
              Signal to noise ratio of objects or clumps.

              Average river value surrounding a clump.

              Number of river pixels around a clump.

              Mean after Sigma-clipping

              Median after Sigma-clipping

              Number of pixels in Sigma-clipped measurement.

              Standard deviation after Sigma-clipping

       --sky  Sky value (per pixel).

              Sky standard deviation (per pixel).

       --std  Standard dev. of values in object/clump.

              Upper-limit value, use other options to config.

              Upper-limit one sigma value.

              Quantile in random distribution (max 1).

              Upper-limit surface brightness (mag/arcsec^2).

              Place in random distribution (sigma multiple).

              (Mean-Median)/STD of random distribution.

       -u, --upperlimitmag
              Upper-limit mag. use other options to config.

              Morphology/shape related columns

              Area of labeled region in arcsec^2.

              Projected area in first two dimensions.

       -a, --area
              Number of non-blank valued pixels.

       -A, --semimajor
              RMS along major axis (in pixels).

       -B, --semiminor
              RMS along minor axis (in pixels).

              Non-blank area covered by clumps.

       -c, --numclumps
              Number of clumps in this object.

              Area containing 1st fraction of maximum.

              Area containing 2nd fraction of maximum.

              Radius calculated from --fracmaxarea1.

              Radius calculated from --fracmaxarea2.

              Sum of pixels brighter than 1st frac. of max.

              Sum of pixels brighter than 2nd frac. of max.

       --fwhm Full width at half max (non-parametric).

              Area labled region (irrespective of value).

              Projected geoarea in first two dimensions.

              Geometric axis ratio.

              Geometric position angle.

              RMS along major axis (ignoring value).

              RMS along minor axis (ignoring value).

              No. pixels valued above half the max.

              Radius at half the maximum (non-parametric).

              Surface brightness within half the maximum.

              Sum of pixels above half the maximum.

              Area containing half of --brightness.

              Radius calculated from --halfsumarea.

              Surface brightness within --halfsumarea.

       -p, --positionangle
              Flux weighted position angle.

       -Q, --axisratio
              Flux weighted axis ratio.

              Surface brightness error (mag/arcsec^2).

              Surface brightness (mag/arcsec^2).

              Area used for value weighted positions.

              Operating modes:

       -?, --help
              give this help list

              List all config files and variables read.

       --cite BibTeX citation for this program.

              Read configuration file STR immediately.

              Do not parse any more configuration files.

              Min. bytes to avoid RAM automatically.

       -N, --numthreads=INT
              Number of CPU threads to use.

              Only run if the program version is STR.

       -P, --printparams
              Print parameter values to be used and abort.

              Don't print mmap'd file's name and size.

       -q, --quiet
              Only report errors, remain quiet about steps.

       -S, --setdirconf
              Set default values for this directory and abort.

              give a short usage message

       -U, --setusrconf
              Set default values for this user and abort.

       -V, --version
              print program version

       Mandatory  or  optional  arguments  to long options are also mandatory or optional for any
       corresponding short options.

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       Copyright © 2015-2022 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU  General  public
       license version 3 or later.
       This  is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

       Written/developed by Mohammad Akhlaghi


       The full documentation for MakeCatalog is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and
       MakeCatalog programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info MakeCatalog

       should give you access to the complete manual.