Difference between revisions of "Angle of astigmatism convention"

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The angle of astigmatism as is it is defined in [https://bio3d.colorado.edu/imod/ IMOD] and [https://github.com/turonova/novaCTF/wiki novaCTF] differes from the convention used in [http://grigoriefflab.janelia.org/ctffind4 CTFFIND4]. This difference should be considered when the defocus was estimated in CTFFIND4 and is then used in IMOD or novaCTF (novaCTF has also the option to read CTFFIND4 output file). The angle of astigmatism in IMOD is equal to the angle in CTFFIND4 plus 90 degrees:
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The convention for the angle of astigmatism, as is it is defined in [https://bio3d.colorado.edu/imod/ IMOD] and [https://github.com/turonova/novaCTF/wiki novaCTF], differes from the convention used in [http://grigoriefflab.janelia.org/ctffind4 CTFFIND4]. This difference should be considered when the defocus was estimated in CTFFIND4 and is then used in IMOD/novaCTF. The angle of astigmatism in IMOD/novaCTF is equal to the angle in CTFFIND4 plus 90 degrees (see figure below). It should be noted, that novaCTF has the option to read the format of CTFFIND4 output files.
  
  
  [[File:astigmatism_conventions.jpg|thumb|center|300px| The angle of astigmatism in IMOD is equal to the angle in CTFFIND4 plus 90 degrees. IMOD measures the angle to the smaller defocus (f1) and CTFFIND4 the angle to the larger defocus (f2).]]
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  [[File:astigmatism_conventions.jpg|thumb|center|300px| The angle of astigmatism in IMOD is equal to the angle in CTFFIND4 plus 90 degrees. IMOD measures the angle of the smaller defocus (f1) while CTFFIND4 measures the angle of the larger defocus (f2).]]

Revision as of 15:52, 31 January 2019

The convention for the angle of astigmatism, as is it is defined in IMOD and novaCTF, differes from the convention used in CTFFIND4. This difference should be considered when the defocus was estimated in CTFFIND4 and is then used in IMOD/novaCTF. The angle of astigmatism in IMOD/novaCTF is equal to the angle in CTFFIND4 plus 90 degrees (see figure below). It should be noted, that novaCTF has the option to read the format of CTFFIND4 output files.


The angle of astigmatism in IMOD is equal to the angle in CTFFIND4 plus 90 degrees. IMOD measures the angle of the smaller defocus (f1) while CTFFIND4 measures the angle of the larger defocus (f2).