-- AaronAndrews - 24 Nov 2016

Simulation: ( Simulation_test10.py.txt)

• Made example star field with no background - used M103 data, 108 stars total. ( M103_Simtest_noBG.txt)
• Modified simulation to generate position-varying background. Mean and standard deviation can be changed independantly.
• For testing, generated means and standard deviations using following functions ('inclined planes'): ( M103_BG_1.txt)
• Mean = 900 + (0.5)x + (0.005)y
• S.D. = 5 + (0.01)x + (0.01)y
• x,y = pixel positions
• Could also generate with more complicated functions - e.g. taylor expansion.
• Used mean and S.D. per pixel to generate random gaussian distributed value for background, added to example star field.
• Size of the median filter box as a function of the fitted mean:
• Used mean and S.D. per pixel to generate random gaussian distributed value for background, added to example star field:
Analysis
• Ran a median filter (i.e. finding median of a box, size n, centered on each pixel) for different box sizes, on the simulated background+stars.
• Subtracted the median image from original, to remove background. Then created histograms of resulting pixel values.
• Histograms assumed to be gaussian - found sigma and mean for each.
• Plotted sigmas and means in relation to box size.

• Median, sigma and mean plots on simulated M103 with background, 65 width box:

• Median, sigma and mean plots on simulated background, 65 width box:
• Histograms showing the simulated background minus the median filter of the background for box sizes 201 and 11
• For the 201 box size the fitted mean pixel value is 0.56057, the standard deviation is 15.992
• For the 11 box size the fitted mean pixel value is 0.40479, the standard deviation is 15.634

• Histograms showing the simulated background with stars minus the median filtered version for box sizes 301 and 15
• For the 201 box size the fitted mean pixel value is 0.15810, the standard deviation is 16.386
• For the 11 box size the fitted mean pixel value is 0.38595, the standard deviation is 15.972

• Size of the median filter box as a function of the fitted mean and the fitted standard deviation:

• Images showing the simulated background minus the median filter of the background for box sizes 201 and 11:

• Images showing the simulated background with stars minus the median filter of the background for box sizes 201 and 11:
Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
txt BackgroundCode.txt r1 manage 5.5 K 25 Nov 2016 - 13:50 AnishaVadher
txt Background_Analysis.txt r1 manage 2.3 K 25 Nov 2016 - 13:07 LauraBevilacqua Background analysis code including median filter and histogram making
png BoxVsMean.png r1 manage 23.5 K 25 Nov 2016 - 11:14 AnishaVadher Size of the median filter box as a function of the fitted mean
png BoxVsSigma.png r1 manage 26.1 K 25 Nov 2016 - 11:16 AnishaVadher Size of the median filter box as a function of the fitted standard deviation
fits M103_BG_1.fits r1 manage 12195.0 K 25 Nov 2016 - 11:05 AaronAndrews M103 sim. - BG only
png M103_BG_1.png r2 r1 manage 421.7 K 25 Nov 2016 - 13:26 AaronAndrews M103 sim. - final simulated background
txt M103_BG_1.txt r1 manage 0.2 K 25 Nov 2016 - 11:06 AaronAndrews M103 sim. - BG parameters
png M103_BGfinal_1.png r1 manage 421.7 K 25 Nov 2016 - 13:29 AaronAndrews M103 sim. - final background
png M103_BGmean_1.png r1 manage 49.0 K 25 Nov 2016 - 13:24 AaronAndrews M103 sim. - BG mean
png M103_BGsd_1.png r1 manage 70.0 K 25 Nov 2016 - 13:24 AaronAndrews M103 sim. - BG standard deviation
png M103_Background-Median_im.png r1 manage 1698.3 K 25 Nov 2016 - 12:52 LauraBevilacqua
png M103_BackgroundOnly_Hist.png r1 manage 192.6 K 25 Nov 2016 - 12:07 LauraBevilacqua
png M103_BackgroundStars-Median_im.png r1 manage 354.1 K 25 Nov 2016 - 12:52 LauraBevilacqua
png M103_BackgroundStars_Hist.png r1 manage 186.3 K 25 Nov 2016 - 12:07 LauraBevilacqua
png M103_Sim_11size_NoBackground.png r1 manage 91.3 K 25 Nov 2016 - 12:07 LauraBevilacqua
png M103_Sim_201size_NoBackground.png r1 manage 91.4 K 25 Nov 2016 - 12:07 LauraBevilacqua
fits M103_Simtest_noBG.fits r1 manage 12195.0 K 25 Nov 2016 - 11:04 AaronAndrews M103 sim. - stars only
txt M103_Simtest_noBG.txt r1 manage 8.0 K 25 Nov 2016 - 11:06 AaronAndrews M103 sim. - Star parameters
fits M103_starsBG_1.fits r1 manage 12195.0 K 25 Nov 2016 - 11:04 AaronAndrews M103 sim. - stars+BG
png M103_starsBG_1_GS.png r1 manage 1312.1 K 25 Nov 2016 - 13:30 AaronAndrews M103 sim - stars + BG greyscale
txt Simulation_test10.py.txt r1 manage 28.8 K 25 Nov 2016 - 11:02 AaronAndrews Simulation program 10 (+ median analysis)
png StatsPlotsM103SBG.png r1 manage 171.0 K 25 Nov 2016 - 12:12 AnishaVadher Median, sigma and mean plots on simulated M103 with background
png StatsPlotsSimulatedBG.png r1 manage 295.5 K 25 Nov 2016 - 12:15 AnishaVadher Median, sigma and mean plots on simulated background
png compare.png r1 manage 119.8 K 25 Nov 2016 - 12:36 AnishaVadher Size of the median filter box as a function of the fitted mean and the fitted standard deviation

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