I just want to pass this along for future consideration (and comments
to Pat Broos if you have them)...
Here's a suggestion to consider in all your spare time.
It would be very convenient if mkpsf produced an image
which had all the keywords required to run wavdetect.
It is very important to be able to determine what
"position" wavdetect would assign to an artificial
source, especially one far off axis where there is
no obvious definition of the "center" of a source.
For example, I was hoping to write a script that
would generate (with mkpsf) artificial sources at the position
of each of my real ones, then run wavdetect to define
a "center" for each, then count up what fraction of
the light falls within a specified radius (the
radius we've used to extract the real source).
This would be a way to estimate the so-called
"PSF fraction" on a source-by-source basis
until a more complete tabulation is
I suppose I could use MARX in my script instead of
mkpsf, but it doesn't sound as easy.
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