The hlsp step is one of the coronagraphic-specific steps in the coron sub-package. It produces high-level science products for KLIP-processed (PSF-subtracted) coronagraphic images. The step is currently a prototype and produces two simple products: a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) image and a table of contrast data. The SNR image is computed by simply taking the ratio of the SCI and ERR arrays of the input target image. The contrast data are in the form of azimuthally-averaged noise versus radius. The noise is computed as the 1-sigma standard deviation within a set of concentric annuli centered in the input image. The annuli regions are computed to the nearest whole pixel; no sub-pixel calculations are performed.


This step is not currently included in the calwebb_coron3 pipeline, but can be run standalone.


The hlsp step has one optional argument:


which is an integer parameter with a default value of 2 and is used to specify the width, in pixels, of the annuli to use when computing the contrast curve data.


2D image

Data model


File suffix


The input is the KLIP-processed (PSF-subtracted) image to be analyzed.


2D SNR image

Data model


File suffix


The computed SNR image.

Contrast table

Data model


File suffix


The table of contrast data, containing columns of radii (in pixels) and 1-sigma noise.

Reference Files

The hlsp step does not use any reference files.