HiSlither uses the output of HiJitReg to perform the registration of color CCDs to red CCDs and output a color cube.


HiSlither [-Verbose] [-Help] [-Catalog <name>] [-Configuration <filename>] [-Id <Conductor ID>] [-Next_Pipeline <name>]] PVL source file


-Catalog <name>

The name of the database catalog to use if submitting a source to the next pipeline.

-Configuration <filename>

The Configuration file used color processing, contains default search box parameters, number of control columns, control lines, etc.

-Id <Conductor ID>

Provides the Conductor ID, to use in temporary files. If unset, the process ID of the script will be used.

-Next_Pipeline <name>

Name of the next pipeline. If blank, output source will not be submitted to a pipeline.


Show ISIS commands before they are run.


Prints the command usage help.


Slithering consists of the following steps.


For each color CCD, run slither using the control net produced by HiJitReg. This uses a cubic spline interpolation to shift lines. The input is a "pre-color" cube and the output is a "slither" cube (and text file detailing results).

Handle missing IR color band

If the IR band is missing, it is filled with a "dummy" band consisting entirely of null pixels. This band is created by masking the red band with itself. The dummy band allows for RGB (synthetic B) to be created by HiBeautify even if the IR band is missing.

Stack left and right color halves

hicubeit is used to create the left (CCDs 10,4,12) and right (CCDs 11,5,13) color pairs

Trim the inside overlaps

The inside overlap is calculated with ceil( 5 / RED bin). That number of pixels is trimmed with the isis trim utility from the right of COLOR 4 and the left of COLOR 5.

Write source for next pipeline

The HiColorNorm source file is written and (if configured), passed on to the next pipeline.

Clean Up

Clean up intermediate products as configured

Exit Status

Zero on success, see for definitions of the other exit codes.


Guy McArthur, UA/HiROC


Copyright (C) 2007 Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the Planetary Image Research Laboratory, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona.

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