patrick.dowler at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Fri Sep 24 15:20:41 PDT 2004
On September 24 2004 13:51, Ed Shaya wrote:
> I would recommend that the Point function take three variables
> ra,dec, and size. So
> rather than
> where pos=Point(23,+30) and size=1.0 and format='fits'
> I would recommend
> where pos=Point(23,+30,1.0) and format='fits'
> This than asks if the image contains pixels within a particular circular
> region and this should
> be a single step. What would point(23,+30) or size=1.0 mean? Or size
> by itself?
Wouldn't that be more clear to just use a "Circle" function/method/class??
Then it is clear that such a search means "find things that intersect this
circle"... no point in changing the meaning of point and it easily extends to
other geometric shapes of interest (polygons, eg).
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