muniphot (1) - Linux Man Pages
muniphot: CCD photometry
muniphot [options] source_file ...
The Muniphot program applies photometry to a single frame or a set of frames. The output is written in text format to a file. (Such files are refered as photometry files in this paper.) Current version version uses aperture photometry algorithm only.
The source file must be in FITS format. The output files are in Daophot-compatible text format. It does not generate .coo and .ap files in contrast to Muniphot of original Munipack. The output files have the same name as the corresponding source files, but extension is changed to srt.
The list of input files is usualy entered directly on the command line. If you are going to process a large set of files, you can use the question marks (for a single chars) or the asterisk (for a strings of chars).
The alternate way, how to process a large set of files, is the batch mode. In this mode, the list of input files is read from a given file or from the standard input. The directory file, for example named dirfile, must have the text format and the names of the input files are written on the separate lines. If the files are placed not in the current working directory, you have to specify the proper path in full or shortened form.
- The program will read the list of source files from specified file.
- The program will read the list of source files from stdin.
- Optional parameter file. Default is muniphot.ini.
- Optional name of file with definitions of apertures. Default is apertures.ini.
- Prints short help.
- Prints the license.
- Prints the program name and its version.
- Quiet mode -- inhibits the screen printouts.
Debug mode -- extends the screen printouts.
The following command computes photometry of 'fout0001.fts' and stores the output to
muniphot returns a zero exist status if it succeeds to convert all specified file. Otherwise, it will stop immediately when the error occurs and returns nonzero code.
The project manager David Motl is also the author of the most part of the source codes. Some algorithms originates from Munipack package, coded by Filip Hroch. Algorithms for aperture photometry originates from Daophot software by P. B. Stetson. Munifind algorithm originates from Varfind tool written by Rudolf Novak and Lukas Kral.
The package uses the FITSIO library (Dr. William Pence, NASA), the FreeImage library maintained by Herve Drolon and the James Clark's EXPAT library.
The english version of the documentation was written by David Motl with great help of Petr Lutcha and Jitka Kudrnacova.
David Motl (dmotl [at] volny.cz)
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, version 2.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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