Astro::Correlate::Method::RITMatch - Correlation using RIT Match.
( $corrcat1, $corrcat2 ) = Astro::Correlate::Match::RITMatch->correlate( catalog1 => $cat1, catalog2 => $cat2 );
This class implements catalogue cross-correlation using the RIT Match application.
Cross-correlates two catalogues.
( $corrcat1, $corrcat2 ) = Astro::Correlate::Method::RITMatch->correlate( catalog1 => $cat1, catalog2 => $cat2 );
This method takes two mandatory arguments, both
Astro::Catalog objects. It returns two
Astro::Catalog objects containing
Astro::Catalog::Star objects that matched spatially between the two input catalogues. The first returned catalogue contains matched objects from the first input catalogue, and ditto for the second. The
Astro::Catalog::Star objects in the returned catalogues are not in the original order, nor do they have the same IDs as in the input catalogues. A matched object has the same ID in the two returned catalogues, allowing for further comparisons between matched objects.
This method takes the following optional named arguments:
This method usees the RIT Match application. In order for this method to work it must be able to find the match binary. It looks in the directory pointed to by the MATCH_DIR environment variable, and if that fails, looks through your $PATH. If it cannot be found, this method will croak.
match v0.09 and above had a requirement (or strong suggestion) that coordinate values be less than about 5000. Testing has shown that this limit is closer to about 1000, so this method looks at all of the coordinate values in the two catalogues and determines a scaling factor to bring those coordinate values under 1000.
my $factor = _determine_scaling_factor( $cat1, $cat2 );
Brad Cavanagh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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