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A&a Manuscript No. Sextractor: Software for Source Extraction

  title={A\&a Manuscript No. Sextractor: Software for Source Extraction},
  author={{\'E}ric Bertin and S. Arnouts},
We present the automated techniques we have developped for new software that optimally detects, de-blends, measures and classiies 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… 

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