mArchiveGet(1) Retrieve a single FITS image from a remote archive


mArchiveGet [-d] [-r] remoteref localfile


Retrieve a single FITS image from a remote archive, using a basic URL GET but with a structured output.


Print additional debugging information.
"Raw" mode - use a raw HTTP GET (no "HTTP/1.1" etc in the header); necessary for communication with some servers.


URL of remote FITS file to retrieve (should be in quotes). See mArchiveList for more information.
Full path/filename of the retrieved file.


[struct stat="OK", count="bytes"]

If remoteref points to a g-zipped 2MASS QuickLook image, the image will be unzipped during transfer.


[struct stat="OK", count="bytes"]
Output file (localfile) open failed
Invalid URL string (must start 'http://')
No data reference given in URL
Illegal port number in URL
Illegal return from select()
Connection timed out


$ mArchiveGet " nph-download?raw=1&ref=/ti08/971024n/s009/ image/j10090244.fits.gz" j10090244.fits
[struct stat="OK", count="2111040"]


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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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.