Planck-cmb-allsky
Mopex

Overview: MOPEX (MOsaicker and Point source EXtractor) is a package for reducing and analyzing imaging data, as well as MIPS SED data. MOPEX includes the point source extraction package, APEX.

MOPEX (MOsaicker and Point source EXtractor) is a package for reducing and analyzing imaging data, as well as MIPS SED data. MOPEX includes the point source extraction package, APEX.

MOPEX is designed to allow the user to:

  • perform sophisticated background matching of individual data frames

  • mosaic the individual frames downloaded from the Spitzer archive

  • perform both temporal and spatial outlier rejection during mosaicking

  • apply offline pointing refinement for MIPS data (refinement is already applied to IRAC data)

  • perform source detection on the mosaics using APEX

  • compute aperture photometry or PRF-fitting photometry for point sources

  • perform interpolation, coaddition, and spectrum extraction of MIPS SED images.