SExtractor: Software for source extraction

E. Bertin, S. Arnouts
1996 Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series  
We present the automated techniques we have developed for new software that optimally detects, deblends, measures and classifies sources from astronomical images: SExtractor (Source Extractor ). We show that a very reliable star/galaxy separation can be achieved on most images using a neural network trained with simulated images. Salient features of SExtractor include its ability to work on very large images, with minimal human intervention, and to deal with a wide variety of object shapes and
more » ... object shapes and magnitudes. It is therefore particularly suited to the analysis of large extragalactic surveys.
doi:10.1051/aas:1996164 fatcat:iqbmxgk5urfyppwwn4ocrowkui