8 July 2014 FIFI-LS observation planning and data reduction
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We describe observational operations and data reduction for the science instrument FIFI-LS (Field Imaging Far Infrared Line Spectrometer) onboard SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). First, the observation strategy is explained, which plans all the various observing modes and parameters based on the targets and the limitations of the observatory and instrument. Next, the observations must be created in a format readable by instrument control software, via a system of algorithms. Once the observations have been planned and prepared, they must be scheduled, executed and analysed, and this process is outlined. The data reduction system which processes the results from these observations, beginning from retrieving raw data, to obtaining a FITS file data cube readable by analysis programs, is described in detail.
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Aaron Bryant, Aaron Bryant, Christian Fischer, Christian Fischer, Rainer Hönle, Rainer Hönle, Simon Beckmann, Simon Beckmann, Sebastian Colditz, Sebastian Colditz, Fabio Fumi, Fabio Fumi, Norbert Geis, Norbert Geis, Christof Iserlohe, Christof Iserlohe, Randolf Klein, Randolf Klein, Alfred Krabbe, Alfred Krabbe, Leslie Looney, Leslie Looney, Albrecht Poglitsch, Albrecht Poglitsch, Walfried Raab, Walfried Raab, Sarah Ragan, Sarah Ragan, Felix Rebell, Felix Rebell, Maureen Savage, Maureen Savage, } "FIFI-LS observation planning and data reduction", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91474G (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055565; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055565
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