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mBestImage - Determine which image covers a location "best"


mBestImage [-d level] images.tbl ra dec


Given a list of images and a position on the sky, determine which image covers the
location "best" (i.e., the one where the position is farthest from the nearest edge).


-d debug
Turn on debugging to the specified level (1 or 2)


Input table of image metadata (as generated by mImgtbl).

ra RA of location of interest (in degrees)

dec Declination of location of interest (in degrees)


[struct stat="OK", file="filename", edgedist=distance]


[struct stat="OK", file="filename", url="fileurl", edgedist=distance]

where filename is the name of the "best" image found in images.tbl and distance is
measured from the point of interest to the nearest edge of the image. If the input table
included a URL column, the output message will also include the image's URL.


OK [struct stat="OK", file="filename", url="fileurl", edgedist=distance"]

OK [struct stat="OK", file="filename", edgedist=distance"]

ERROR Invalid image metadata file: images.tbl

ERROR Need columns: cntr and fname; ctype1 ctype2 nl ns crval1 crval2 crpix1 crpix2
cdelt1 cdelt2 and crota2 or cd matrix / ra dec ra1 ... dec4

ERROR Bad WCS for image fitsfile

ERROR No image covers this position.


Given a table of image metadata describing images covering a 0.5 by 0.5 degree area around
m31 (2mass_m31_j.tbl), narrow it down to the image which includes the best coverage of one
particular location:

mBestImage 2mass_m31_j.tbl 10.7 41.2
[struct stat="OK", file="2mass-atlas-971024n-j0080033.fits", edgedist=0.008436]

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