class photutils.background.BackgroundBase(sigma_clip=SigmaClip(sigma=3.0, sigma_lower=3.0, sigma_upper=3.0, maxiters=10, cenfunc='median', stdfunc='std', grow=False))[source]

Bases: object

Base class for classes that estimate scalar background values.

sigma_clipastropy.stats.SigmaClip object, optional

A SigmaClip object that defines the sigma clipping parameters. If None then no sigma clipping will be performed. The default is to perform sigma clipping with sigma=3.0 and maxiters=5.

Methods Summary

__call__(data[, axis, masked])

Call self as a function.

calc_background(data[, axis, masked])

Calculate the background value.

Methods Documentation

__call__(data, axis=None, masked=False)[source]

Call self as a function.

abstract calc_background(data, axis=None, masked=False)[source]

Calculate the background value.

dataarray_like or MaskedArray

The array for which to calculate the background value.

axisint or None, optional

The array axis along which the background is calculated. If None, then the entire array is used.

maskedbool, optional

If True, then a MaskedArray is returned. If False, then a ndarray is returned, where masked values have a value of NaN. The default is False.

resultfloat, ndarray, or MaskedArray

The calculated background value. If masked is False, then a ndarray is returned, otherwise a MaskedArray is returned. A scalar result is always returned as a float.