Synthetic centroid and CCD frame generation [article]

Fabrizio Pinto
2022 Zenodo  
In this document, we describe the creation of an idealized synthetic centroid or arbitrary coordinates described by a simple Gaussian point-spread function (PSF) including signal noise. Finally we immerse such signal within an existing digital frame and we output the result to either a TIFF or a FITS file. This synthetic image is useful in testing spacecraft auto-navigation software based on the detection of beacon asteroids, as exemplified elsewhere.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.7016544 fatcat:nz24p4yt2bbnbmdktj6bshh7ae