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hawki_step_detect_obj - (OBSOLETE) Object detection recipe


esorex hawki_step_detect_obj [OPTIONS] FILE.sof


(OBSOLETE) hawki_step_detect_obj -- hawki detect objects recipe.

This recipe detects objects from the combined image creating a mask and a list of object properties The input of the recipe files listed in the Set Of Frames (sof-file) must be tagged as: combined.fits COMBINED The recipe creates as an output: hawki_step_detect_obj_mask.fits (OBJ_MASK): A mask with 1 where the objects are present and 0 elsewhere hawki_step_detect_obj_stars.fits (OBJ_PARAM): A table with the detected objects characteristics Return code: esorex exits with an error code of 0 if the recipe completes successfully or 1 otherwise


box size for a median smoothing of the image before the detection (int; default: 3). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is hawki.hawki_step_detect_obj.median_smooth [default = 3].
detection level (float; default: 7.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is hawki.hawki_step_detect_obj.detect_sigma [default = 7.0].
radius of convolution kernel to apply to objects (int; default: 5). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is hawki.hawki_step_detect_obj.growing_radius [default = 5].

Note that it is possible to create a configuration file containing these options, along with suitable default values. Please refer to the details provided by the 'esorex --help' command.


The full documentation for the hawki pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file using the following URL:

An overview over the existing ESO pipelines can be found on the web page

Basic documentation about the EsoRex program can be found at the esorex (1) man page.

It is possible to call the pipelines from python using the python-cpl package. See for further information.

The other recipes of the hawki pipeline are hawki_cal_dark(7), hawki_cal_distortion(7), hawki_cal_flat(7), hawki_cal_zpoint(7), hawki_dark_combine(7), hawki_detector_noise(7), hawki_linearity_analyse(7), hawki_sci_jitter(7), hawki_science_postprocess(7), hawki_science_process(7), hawki_standard_process(7), hawki_step_apply_dist(7), hawki_step_basic_calib(7), hawki_step_combine(7), hawki_step_compute_bkg(7), hawki_step_photom_2mass(7), hawki_step_refine_offsets(7), hawki_step_stats(7), hawki_step_stitch(7), hawki_step_subtract_bkg(7), hawki_tec_filtchk(7), hawki_twilight_flat_combine(7), hawki_util_gendist(7), hawki_util_stdstars(7)


hawki_step_detect_obj 2.4.11


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2.4.11 hawki_step_detect_obj