We present a method for detecting cosmic rays in single images. The algorithm is based on a simple analysis of the histogram of the image data and does not use any modeling of the picture of the object. It does not require a good signal-to-noise ratio in the image data. Identification of multiple-pixel cosmic-ray hits is realized by running the procedure for detection and replacement iteratively. The tests performed by us show that the method is very effective when applied to the images with spectroscopic data. It is also very fast in comparison with other single-image algorithms found in astronomical data-processing packages. Practical implementation and examples of application are presented.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
- Pub Date:
- February 2004
- ISM: Cosmic Rays;
- Methods: Data Analysis;
- Techniques: Image Processing;
- 12 pages, 5 figures, uses aastex.cls