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STARGRASP Software Extras

Many non-essential but potentially helpful C programs are distributed in the software tarball. These unsupported "extras" can be installed by running:

make extras

after installing the core libraries and utilities necessary to run a detector. These tool are supplied in the hope that they may prove to be useful in some way. Suggestions, requests, and patches are welcome but the tools are provided as-is.

Many of the system level tools used with STARGRASP on the Pan-STARRS 1 Giga Pixel Camera 1 are those developed at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Typically, each facility will want to use the STARGRASP Toolkit programs to interface to existing software. In many cases, it is convenient to set up some of the following in order to have a more complete system.

Command line tools, many with specialized support for specific detector types such as OTAs:

  • noisetone - C program. Repeatedly reads out a small area of a device and depicts calculated noise data as audible tones. Useful for providing immediate feedback on changes made to system grounding, etc. without having to refer to a numeric readout on a screen.
    # noisetone
  • otatool - C program. Multi-use tool to operate on a MEF FITS file and generate various different outputs, including per-extension statistics, colour-stretched JPEGs of the image data, etc.
    # otatool jmosaic=t test.fits