INNAME Input name INCLASS Input class INSEQ 0.0 9999.0 Input sequence, 0 -> high INDISK 0.0 9.0 Input disk, 0 -> any OUTNAME Output name OUTCLASS Output class OUTSEQ -1.0 9999.0 Output sequence 0 -> highest unique OUTDISK 0.0 9.0 Output disk 0 -> highest with room IMSIZE 0.0 16384.0 Output image size APARM Input map parameters, (if not specified in the map header) 1) epoch of mean coordinates 2) epoch prefix 1: Julian (eg J2000.0) 2: Besselian (eg B1950.0) 3: Besselian without E-terms (eg b1950.0) BPARM Output map parameters 1) coordinate system 1: equatorial 2: galactic 3: ecliptic 2) epoch of mean coordinates 3) epoch prefix 1: Julian (eg J2000.0) 2: Besselian (eg B1950.0) 3: Besselian without E-terms (eg b1950.0) 4) geometry 1: SIN 7: AIT 2: TAN 8: STG 3: ARC 9: CAR 4: NCP 10: MOL 5: GLS 11: PAR 6: MER 5) blanking control 0: "magic blanking" 1: zeros CPARM Output axis specification 1-5): first axis (see HELP) 1: hour (or degree) 2: minute (or arcmin) 3: second (or arcsec) 4: reference pixel 5: coord increment (arcsec) 6-10): second axis similarly See HELP for important information concerning transforming coordinates, and usage of CPARM.

REGRD Type: Task Use: REGRD will regrid an image from one coordinate frame and geometry to another. This includes precession as described below. COORDINATE SYSTEMS. Coordinate transformations between the IAU1976 and Bessel-Newcomb systems are done with full precision assuming zero proper motion, parallax, and recessional velocity at J2000.0 Specifying a Julian epoch 'J' to REGRD implies that the coordinates are referenced to the new IAU1976/FK5 system. Specifying a Besselian epoch to REGRD implies that the coordinates are referenced to the old Bessel-Newcomb/FK4 system. An epoch prefix of 'B' indicates the convention that the coordinates include the effect of the E-terms, whereas 'b' indicates that they have already been removed. FK4 catalogue cooordinates were not corrected for the elliptic terms of aberration (E-terms) except for positions within 10 degrees of the pole. Most earlier catalogues did not correct for them. The default behaviour here is to assume that the E-terms are included in all Besselian coordinates (including near the pole). This can be defeated if it is known that the input coordinates have already been corrected, or if it is required that the output coordinates not contain them. See the EXPLAIN section for a brief description of the algorithm. Adverbs: INNAME......Input image name, standard defaults. INCLASS.....Input image class, standard defaults. INSEQ.......Input image sequence number, 0 -> highest. INDISK......Input disk drive number, 0 -> any. OUTNAME.....Output image name, standard defaults. OUTCLASS....Output image class, standard defaults. OUTSEQ......Output image sequence number, 0 -> highest unique OUTDISK.....Output disk drive number, 0 -> highest with space. IMSIZE......Output image size (pixels), maximum 16384. APARM.......Input map parameters to be used if not defined in the image header. 1) epoch of mean equatorial or ecliptic coordinates, e.g. 1950, 2000. 2) epoch prefix, 1 = Julian (as J2000.0) 2 = Besselian (as B1950.0) 3 = Besselian without E-terms (eg b1950.0) If not defined in the header or APARMs, the epoch defaults to 2000.0. The prefix defaults to B if the epoch is 1950.0, otherwise to J, BPARM.......Coordinate frame and geometry of the output map 1) coordinate frame 1: equatorial (mean of epoch) 2: galactic 3: ecliptic (mean of epoch) anything else defaults to the input map value. 2) epoch of mean equatorial or ecliptic coordinates, e.g. 1950, 2000. If negative or zero, defaults to the input value if defined, otherwise 2000.0 3) epoch prefix, 1 = Julian (as J2000.0) 2 = Besselian (as B1950.0) 3 = Besselian without E-terms (eg b1950.0) Anything else defaults to the input value if defined, otherwise if the epoch is 1950.0 it defaults to B, otherwise to J. 4) geometry: projective ones 1: SIN, sine (orthographic) - NEW default 2: TAN, tangent (gnomonic) 3: ARC, arc (zenithal equidistant) 4: NCP, north celestial pole tangent 5: STG, stereographic ----- all sky types ---------------- 6: GLS, global sinusoid (Sanson-Flamsteed) 7: MER, Mercator 8: AIT, Hammer-Aitov 9: CAR, Plate Carree ("cartesion") 10: MOL, Molweide's 11: PAR, Parabolic (Craster) These should have ref latitude = 0 or they will be "oblique" which you probably do not want. 5) output blanking control 0: "magic" blanking 1: zero CPARM.......Output axis specification: all zero causes the input reference pixel to be used (as transformed). 1-5) apply to the first axis 1-3) specify the coordinate reference pixel. IF THE VALUE SPECIFIED IS OUTSIDE THE RANGE -24HR TO +24HR, OR -360 TO +360 DEGREES, THE (TRANSFORMED) COORDINATES OF THE CENTRE OF THE INPUT MAP WILL BE USED. 1: hour for equatorial, degree for the others 2: minute for equatorial, arcmin for the others 3: second for equatorial, arcsec for the others 4: coordinate reference pixel. If zero, the centre of the map is assumed. 5: coordinate increment (arcsec per pixel, should be negative). If zero, the input coordinate increment will be scaled according to the input and output image sizes. 6-10) apply to the second axis as for the first except the range is -90 to +90 degrees

REGRD: Transforms image coordinate system and geometry Author: Mark Calabretta Related tasks: GEOM, HGEOM, LGEOM, PGEOM, COMB Algorithm ~~~~~~~~~ For each pixel in the output image: 1) compute its sky coordinates 2) transform to sky coordinates on the input map - a) remove E-terms (equatorial FK4 coordinates only) b) perform the spherical coordinate rotation specified by three Euler angles c) apply E-terms (equatorial FK4 coordinates only) 3) compute the pixel coordinates on the input map 4) interpolate the pixel value from the nearest nine pixels - a) quadratic interpolation in X for each of the three rows b) quadratic interpolation in Y of the result Parameters used for the transformation (step 2) are recorded in the history file. E-terms ~~~~~~~ The E-terms are recomputed for every pixel (steps 2a and 2c, computation of the E-terms is not done iteratively). 1) In RA: (E1*COS(RA) + E2*SIN(RA))/COS(DEC) 2) In DEC: (E2*COS(RA) - E1*SIN(RA))*SIN(DEC) + E3*COS(DEC) Euler angles ~~~~~~~~~~~~ For a spherical coordinate rotation from SYSTEM1 to SYSTEM2: 1) PHI0: Longitude of the ascending node in SYSTEM1. Of the two points of intersection of the equators of SYSTEM1 and SYSTEM2, the ascending node is the one where the equator of SYSTEM2 crosses from south to north as viewed in SYSTEM1. 2) THETA: The angle between the poles of the two systems. Positive for a positive rotation about the ascending node. 3) PHI: Longitude of the ascending node in SYSTEM2. Blanking ~~~~~~~~ Blank pixels are fully accounted for in the sense that one blank pixel in the input map produces only one blank pixel in the output map. The basic criteria is that the output pixel will be blank if and only if the pixel (P0) on the input map nearest the position computed at step 3 above is blank. If P0 is not blank and any of the eight pixels surrounding it are, then the quadratic interpolation reduces to a linear or, if necessary, a constant interpolation or extrapolation. In the worst case where all of the neighbouring pixels are blank, the "interpolated" value would be the value at P0.