Generate random points within SDSS DR8 to DR16 footprint.
Generate random points in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) DR8 to DR16 footprints.
This is a small wrapper around the package pymangle that facilitates the creation of random points in the SDSS fields. I included SDSS polygons for its diferent data releases (DR8 to DR16).
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import randomsdss dr12 = randomsdss.DR12(catalog="BOSS") ra, dec = dr12.sky_random(size=10_000) plt.figure() plt.scatter(ra, dec, s=1) plt.xlabel('RA [deg]') plt.ylabel('DEC [deg]')
Alternatively you can get the same result without the need to instantiate an object using:
ra, dec = randomsdss.sky_random(dr="DR12", catalog="BOSS", size=10_000)
If you also need a random redshift distribution you can provide a sample of redshifts and a random set will be generated from the underlying Probability Density Function (PDF):
z = randomsdss.z_random(z_array, size=10_000)
The z_random is a complementary function since it doesn't use any information from the SDSS catalogs, only the provided redshift array.
Martin Chalela - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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