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task #16341: Change the notation for surface brightness measurements

Submitter:  Raul Infante-Sainz <infantesainz>
Submitted:  Fri 03 Feb 2023 09:45:13 AM UTC
Should Start On:  Fri 03 Feb 2023 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Fri 03 Feb 2023 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  MakeCatalog Priority:  5 - Normal
Item Group:  Enhancement Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  makhlaghi
Percent Complete:  100% Open/Closed:  Closed
Effort:  0.00

Sun 05 Feb 2023 04:54:54 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks Raul! The changes have been implemented in Commit 1c30d22070 (as part of a larger effort to fix the option names and documentation of almost all MakeCatalog measurement options).

While updating the documentation, I noticed that "delta" is a better suffix than "scatter" for the new name of '--sigclip-mean-sb-err', because "delta" (the name of the greek letter used in the book) is more objective and generic for this special measurement and can cause less confusion.

Thanks again for the good suggestion ;-).

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Group administrator
Fri 03 Feb 2023 09:45:13 AM UTC, original submission:  

The measurements that are related to the surface brightness done by MakeCatalog do not follow a good notation and the names are not clear at all. In order to be consistent and more clear, I propose the following changes:

--surfacebrightness    to    --sb
--sberror    to    --sberr

In addition to that, because the error, 'err', of the measurements are computed from the SKY_STD, it is confuse to use this name when considering the sigma clipping operators. So, I would also change the following:

--sigclip-mean-sb-err    to    --sigclip-mean-sbscatter

Raul Infante-Sainz <infantesainz>
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