AIPS HELP file for IM2PARM in 31DEC22
As of Tue Feb 7 15:13:45 2023
Type: Adverb (array(40))
Use: To specify additional correction and other "enhancement"
parameters to IMAGR above and beyond those in IMAGRPRM. See
EXPLAIN IMAGR for further discussion.
IM2PARM(1)-(7) Auto-boxing during Clean controls
(1) IMAGR can create Clean boxes automatically. In OVERLAP 2
mode it will do this only in the facet about to be Cleaned. In
OVERLAP < 2, it looks at every facet at each major cycle. It
will find no more than the strongest IM2PARM(1) boxes each time
it looks. <= 0 => don't do auto-boxing. Limit 50.
(2) The auto-boxing starts by finding islands of emission >
IM2PARM(2) * rms in the residual image. This defines the size of
the box if it is accepted. (0 -> 3.0)
(3) A box can only be accepted if its peak brightness is >
IM2PARM(3) * rms in the residual. A box is also accepted only if
the peak in it is not already in a Clean box.
< IM2PARM(2) -> IM2PARM(2) + 2.0
(4) A box is also only accepted if its peak brightness is >
IM2PARM(4) * maximum residual in the whole image. < 0.01 OR >
0.9 -> 0.1
(5) The box determined by the island may be extended outward in
all directions by IM2PARM(5) pixels. < -1 => +1. Note that -1
means contract in all directions by 1 pixel.
(6) The residual image is examined only in an ellipse (circle
if IMSIZE(1) = IMSIZE(2)) of radius in X of IMSIZE(1)/2 -
IM2PARM(6) and in Y of IMSIZE(2)/2 - IM2PARM(6). <= 0 -> 5
(7) When imaging an output cube, should spectral channel N+1
begin with the boxes of channel N or only with those set up by
BOXFILE, CLBOX, etc.?
> 0 - begin with initial boxes in each channel
< 0 - pass boxes along to next channel
= 0 => +1 when auto-boxing, -1 when not doing auto-boxing
(8) The first TV display resumes Cleaning after IM2PARM(8)
seconds. 0 -> 600.
(9) After the first display, the TV display times out and
resumes Cleaning after IM2PARM(9) seconds. 0 -> 30.
IM2PARM(10) Future expansion
IM2PARM(11)-(13) Baseline-length dependent time and frequency averaging:
(11) The maximum elapsed time over which averaging of data may
be done in seconds. 0 -> infinite
(12) The desired field of view radius in arc minutes which is
not to be distorted by time averaging in a baseline-dependent
fashion and in frequency averaging. <= 0 -> infinite or no
averaging. The field of view is the region in which averaging is
not to reduce the amplitude by more than 1 percent on any baseline. No
data separated by more than 268.5 wavelengths divided by
IM2PARM(12) are averaged together. It might be wise to make this
parameter larger than the field of view about which you care.
(13) Average IM2PARM(13) channels together in the on-the-fly
averaging when IM2PARM(12) > 0. Note that you can get channel
averaging without time averaging by setting IM2PARM(11) to a
small enough (but > 0) value while setting IM2pARM(12) to an
appropriate value. If IM2PARM(13) is 1, IMAGR will compute the
number of channels based on the maximum possible baseline and the
value of IM2PARM(12). This parameter must be <= NCHAVG and both
NCHAVG and CHINC should be integer multiples of IM2PARM(13).
IM2PARM(16)-(18) If IM2PARM(16) > 0, use an inverse taper with weight
IM2PARM(16) at 0 and U and V radii in klambda in IM2PARM(17) and
IM2PARM(19)-(40) Future expansion
FILIT.....Interactive BOXFILE editing with facet images. Uses
the auto-boxing parts of IM2PARM.
IMAGR.....Wide-field and/or wide-frequency Cleaning / imaging
SCIMG.....Full-featured imaging plus self-calibration loop with
editing. Uses auto-boxing parts from IM2PARM.
SCMAP.....Imaging plus self-calibration loop with editing. Uses
auto-boxing parts of IM2PARM.
LINIMAGE..Build image cube from multi-IF data set. Passes
IM2PARM to IMAGR.
TD_STEP3..Time-dependent imaging procedure "step 3". IM2PARM
passed to IMAGR.
TD_STEP5..Time-dependent imaging procedure sequence: later steps.
IM2PARM simply passed to IMAGR.
OBITIMAG..Access to OBIT task Imager without self-cal or peeling
IM2PARM has different meanings: (1) do autoboxing,
(2)-(4) outlier parameters, (5)-(6) baseline length
OBITMAP...Simplified access to OBIT task Imager. IM2PARM(1)
turns on autoboxing.
OBITPEEL..Access to OBIT task Imager with self-cal and peeling.
IM2PARM as OBITIMAGE plus (11)-(29) self-cal and
OBITSCAL..Access to OBIT task Imager with self-cal, NOT peeling.
IM2PARM as OBITIMAG plus (11)-(20) self-cal parameters