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task #14505: Create rectangular profiles

Submitted by:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Submitted on:  Mon 08 May 2017 01:51:30 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sun 07 May 2017 10:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sun 07 May 2017 10:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  MakeProfiles Priority:  5 - Normal
Item Group:  Enhancement Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Percent Complete:  0%
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Effort:  0.00

Mon 08 May 2017 01:51:30 PM UTC, original submission:  

In some situations (mainly for masking), it is desirable to make rectangular/square profiles. Currently MakeProfiles only makes elliptical/circular profiles and making rectangular profiles to it should be very easy.

The elliptical profiles are also built in a rectangluar box, so for a rectangular profile, we can just fill the box with a fixed value and don't have to give different values to the pixels within it.

As for the parameters, the center of the rectangle can be defined in the X and Y columns of the catalog. The width (along the first FITS axis) can be defined in the `r' column (radius for elliptical profiles) and the axis ratio column can be used to determine the height (axis ratio will be defined by width/height, or just read it as height when we have a rectangular profile). Currently we can ignore the position angle, but later we can also include the position angle to build an rotated rectangular profile.

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
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