make_gaussian_prf_sources_image

photutils.datasets.make_gaussian_prf_sources_image(shape, source_table)[source]

Make an image containing 2D Gaussian sources.

Parameters
shape2-tuple of int

The shape of the output 2D image.

source_tableTable

Table of parameters for the Gaussian sources. Each row of the table corresponds to a Gaussian source whose parameters are defined by the column names. With the exception of 'flux', column names that do not match model parameters will be ignored (flux will be converted to amplitude). If both 'flux' and 'amplitude' are present, then 'flux' will be ignored. Model parameters not defined in the table will be set to the default value.

Returns
image2D ndarray

Image containing 2D Gaussian sources.

Examples

# make a table of Gaussian sources
from astropy.table import QTable
table = QTable()
table['amplitude'] = [50, 70, 150, 210]
table['x_0'] = [160, 25, 150, 90]
table['y_0'] = [70, 40, 25, 60]
table['sigma'] = [15.2, 5.1, 3., 8.1]

# make an image of the sources without noise, with Gaussian
# noise, and with Poisson noise
from photutils.datasets import make_gaussian_prf_sources_image
from photutils.datasets import make_noise_image
shape = (100, 200)
image1 = make_gaussian_prf_sources_image(shape, table)
image2 = (image1 + make_noise_image(shape, distribution='gaussian',
                                    mean=5., stddev=5.))
image3 =  (image1 + make_noise_image(shape, distribution='poisson',
                                     mean=5.))

# plot the images
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
fig, (ax1, ax2, ax3) = plt.subplots(3, 1, figsize=(8, 12))
ax1.imshow(image1, origin='lower', interpolation='nearest')
ax1.set_title('Original image')
ax2.imshow(image2, origin='lower', interpolation='nearest')
ax2.set_title('Original image with added Gaussian noise'
              ' ($\mu = 5, \sigma = 5$)')
ax3.imshow(image3, origin='lower', interpolation='nearest')
ax3.set_title('Original image with added Poisson noise ($\mu = 5$)')

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