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omdetect (omdetect-5.41) [xmmsas_20211130_0941-20.0.0]

General Comments

Omdetect will find sources on an image using both a peak-finding and connected-pixel algorithm. The former will mainly detect “point” sources and the latter “extended” ones. The peak-finding algorithm is used first to try to locate all point sources, in order of decreasing brightness. This algorithm mainly overcomes problems with modular-8 patterns around bright sources and scattered light features. When the detection algorithms have finished, photometry is performed on the sources and then the flagging algorithms are run.

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30