mShrinkHdr [-d][-s scale] template.hdr shrunken.hdr
There are two ways to generate "thumbnail" images. One is to build a full-resolution mosaic
and shrink it down using mShrink to the scale desired. This process can be costly if the
full resolution image is not desired (or not desired yet). It is much faster to mosaic at
the scale of the thumbnail itself. One reason for doing this could be to evaluate whether
th full-resolution mosaic is worth building at all.
mShrinkHdr is a simple utility that takes a FITS header template (such as might come out of
mMakeHdr or mHdr) and make a new one at a differenc pixel scale. The default scale for this
new header is 200 pixels, though the user can override this with any value.
Turn on debugging.
- -s scale
Set the size in pixels of the larger axis.
Original FITS header template.
"Thumbnail" FITS header template.
If successful, the result is a new FITS header template with a size and
pixel scale appropriate to making a thumbnail mosaic.
- Cannot open output template file
- Bad template: filename
Output wcsinit() failed.
- $ mShrinkHdr region.hdr thumbnail.hdr
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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