Display any kernel applied to a data set.
show_kernel(id=None, outfile=None, clobber=False) id - int or str, optional outfile - str, optional clobber - bool, optional
The kernel represents the subset of the PSF model that is used to fit the data. The `show_psf` function shows the un-filtered version.
The parameters for this function are:
|The data set. If not given then all data sets are displayed.
|If not given the results are displayed to the screen, otherwise it is taken to be the name of the file to write the results to.
|If `outfile` is not none , then this flag controls whether an existing file can be overwritten ( True ) or if it raises an exception ( False , the default setting).
The point spread function (PSF) is defined by the full (unfiltered) PSF image or model expression evaluated over the full range of the dataset; both types of PSFs are established with `load_psf` . The kernel is the subsection of the PSF image or model which is used to convolve the data: this is changed using `set_psf` . While the kernel and PSF might be congruent, defining a smaller kernel helps speed the convolution process by restricting the number of points within the PSF that must be evaluated.
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