StarFinderBase

class photutils.detection.StarFinderBase[source]

Bases: object

Abstract base class for star finders.

Methods Summary

__call__(data[, mask])

Call self as a function.

find_stars(data[, mask])

Find stars in an astronomical image.

Methods Documentation

__call__(data, mask=None)[source]

Call self as a function.

abstract find_stars(data, mask=None)[source]

Find stars in an astronomical image.

Parameters
data2D array_like

The 2D image array.

mask2D bool array, optional

A boolean mask with the same shape as data, where a True value indicates the corresponding element of data is masked. Masked pixels are ignored when searching for stars.

Returns
tableTable or None

A table of found stars. If no stars are found then None is returned.