21 September 2012 Modifications to the warm Spitzer data reduction pipeline
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The Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) basic calibrated data reduction pipeline is designed to take a single raw frame from a single IRAC detector and produce a flux-calibrated image that has had all well-understood instrumental signatures removed. We discuss several modifications to the pipeline developed in the last two years in response to the Spitzer warm mission. Due to the different instrument characteristics in the warm mission, we have significantly changed pipeline procedures for masking residual images and mitigating column pulldown. In addition, the muxbleed correction was turned off, because it is not present in the warm data. Parameters relevant to linearity correction, bad pixels, and the photometric calibration have been updated and are continually monitored.
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Patrick J. Lowrance, Patrick J. Lowrance, Sean J. Carey, Sean J. Carey, Jessica E. Krick, Jessica E. Krick, Jason A. Surace, Jason A. Surace, William J. Glaccum, William J. Glaccum, Iffat Khan, Iffat Khan, James G. Ingalls, James G. Ingalls, Seppo Laine, Seppo Laine, Carl Grillmair, Carl Grillmair, } "Modifications to the warm Spitzer data reduction pipeline", Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 844238 (21 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926944; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926944
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