mDAG survey band objstr width height cdelt
workdir workurlbase [urlbase]
mDAG -h survey band hdrfile workdir workurlbase [urlbase]
mDAG creates an XML-based Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) that specifies "jobs"
or Montage modules to be run to produce a mosaic, "files" to be
consumed or generated during processing (input, intermediate, and output
files), and "dependencies" between jobs and files that imply an order
in which jobs should be run. In this "abstract graph", logical names are
assigned to jobs and files. The abstract graph is intended to be an input
to a job scheduler, such as Pegasus in the Chimera Virtual Data System.
Output mosaic is based on a header file rather than explicit object name (for location), sizes and scale.
mDAG has custom code for dealing with surveys (e.g. DSS) where we know
we have to use the slower mProject module rather than mProjectPP.
mDAG also has custom code for the 2MASS survey where Montage scales the data
to a project-specified magnitude zero point by band (J,H,K).
Object name, resolved through NED/SIMBAD for sky location.
Size of the image in degrees.
Pixel scale in degrees.
Instead of objstr, width, height, and cdelt the user an provide a pre-built
There are a collection of files the processing will need ane which mDAG creates.
The user needs to create a location for this and give it to mDAG.
While working, some files in the workspace are accessed via URL. Again, this
needs to be set up by the user beforehand.
Optionally, results can be made URL-accessible if this parameter is given.
If successful, the workspace will be populated with severeal tables and with
the "dag.xml" file to be given to the workflow manager.
- Error opening debug file
- Error opening header template file
- Error opening big header template file
- Error opening image list
- Error opening working file list for write
- Error opening working file list for read
- Error opening parent list
- Error opening sorted parent list
- Bad template: file
- Output wcsinit() failed.
- general error message
- No return message from object lookup.
- Invalid location specification or object name.
- Can't find RA in lookup return.
- Can't find Dec in lookup return.
- Couldn't find host hostname
- Couldn't create socket()
- ERROR, msg=
hostname: connect failed.
- mDAG 2mass j m51 0.5 0.5 0.00277778 m51work http://montage-web.ipac.caltech.edu/workspace/m51
[struct stat="OK", id="20150904_095958_21631"]
BUGSThe 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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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."
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