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fors_calib - Determination of the extraction mask

FORS_CALIB(7) fors recipes FORS_CALIB(7)

NAME

fors_calib - Determination of the extraction mask
 

SYNOPSIS

esorex fors_calib [OPTIONS] FILE.sof
 

DESCRIPTION

This recipe is used to identify reference lines on LSS, MOS and MXU arc lamp exposures, and trace the spectral edges on the corresponding flat field exposures. This information is used to determine the spectral extraction mask to be applied in the scientific data reduction, performed with the recipe fors_science.
This recipe accepts both FORS1 and FORS2 frames. The input arc lamp and flat field exposures are assumed to be obtained quasi-simultaneously, so that they would be described by exactly the same instrument distortions.
A line catalog must be specified, containing the wavelengths of the reference arc lamp lines used for the wavelength calibration. A grism table (typically depending on the instrument mode, and in particular on the grism used) may also be specified: this table contains a default recipe parameter setting to control the way spectra are extracted for a specific instrument mode, as it is used for automatic run of the pipeline on Paranal and in Garching. If this table is specified, it will modify the default recipe parameter setting, with the exception of those parameters which have been explicitly modified on the command line.
If a grism table is not specified, the input recipe parameters values will always be read from the command line, or from an esorex configuration file if present, or from their generic default values (that are rarely meaningful). Finally a master bias frame must be input to this recipe.
In the table below the MXU acronym can be read alternatively as MOS and LSS, with the exception of CURV_COEFF_LSS, CURV_TRACES_LSS, SPATIAL_MAP_LSS, SPECTRA_DETECTION_LSS, and and SLIT_MAP_LSS, which are never created. The products SPECTRA_DETECTION_MXU, SLIT_MAP_MXU, and DISP_RESIDUALS_MXU, are just created if the --check parameter is set to true. The product GLOBAL_DISTORTION_TABLE is just created if more than 12 separate spectra are found in the CCD.
Input files:
 

DO category: Type: Explanation: Required:
SCREEN_FLAT_MXU Raw Flat field exposures Y
LAMP_MXU Raw Arc lamp exposure Y
MASTER_BIAS Calib Master Bias frame Y
MASTER_LINECAT Calib Line catalog Y
GRISM_TABLE Calib Grism table .
Output files:
 

DO category: Data type: Explanation:
MASTER_SCREEN_FLAT_MXU FITS image Combined (sum) flat field
MASTER_NORM_FLAT_MXU FITS image Normalised flat field
MAPPED_SCREEN_FLAT_MXU FITS image Wavelength calibrated flat field
MAPPED_NORM_FLAT_MXU FITS image Wavelength calibrated normalised flat
REDUCED_LAMP_MXU FITS image Wavelength calibrated arc spectrum
DISP_COEFF_MXU FITS table Inverse dispersion coefficients
DISP_RESIDUALS_MXU FITS image Residuals in wavelength calibration
DISP_RESIDUALS_TABLE_MXU FITS table Residuals in wavelength calibration
DELTA_IMAGE_MXU FITS image Offset vs linear wavelength calib
WAVELENGTH_MAP_MXU FITS image Wavelength for each pixel on CCD
SPECTRA_DETECTION_MXU FITS image Check for preliminary detection
SLIT_MAP_MXU FITS image Map of central wavelength on CCD
CURV_TRACES_MXU FITS table Spectral curvature traces
CURV_COEFF_MXU FITS table Spectral curvature coefficients
SPATIAL_MAP_MXU FITS image Spatial position along slit on CCD
SPECTRAL_RESOLUTION_MXU FITS table Resolution at reference arc lines
DETECTED_LINES_MXU FITS table All the lines detected in the arc
ARC_RECTIFIED_MXU FITS image The spatial rectified arc
SLIT_LOCATION_MXU FITS table Slits on product frames and CCD
GLOBAL_DISTORTION_TABLE FITS table Global distortions table
FLAT_SED_LSS FITS image Average SED for each of the slitsi
 
 
 

OPTIONS

--dispersion <float>
Expected spectral dispersion (Angstrom/pixel) (float; default: 0.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.dispersion [default = 0.0].
--peakdetection <float>
Initial peak detection threshold (ADU) (float; default: 0.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.peakdetection [default = 0.0].
--wdegree <long>
Degree of wavelength calibration polynomial (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.wdegree [default = 0].
--wradius <long>
Search radius if iterating pattern-matching with first-guess method (long; default: 4). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.wradius [default = 4].
--wreject <float>
Rejection threshold in dispersion relation fit (pixel) (float; default: 0.7). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.wreject [default = 0.7].
--wmode <long>
Interpolation mode of wavelength solution applicable to LSS-like data (0 = no interpolation, 1 = fill gaps, 2 = global model) (long; default: 2). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.wmode [default = 2].
--wmosmode <long>
Interpolation mode of wavelength solution (0 = no interpolation, 1 = local (slit) solution, 2 = global model) (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.wmosmode [default = 0].
--ignore_lines <str>
Catalog lines nearest to wavelengths in this list will be ignored for wavelength calibration (str; default: ´´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.ignore_lines [default = ].
--used_linesets <str>
Linesets to use. Valid are ´standard´ and´extended´ (see column LINE_SET in the line catalogue) (str; default: ´standard´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.used_linesets [default = standard].
--cdegree <long>
Degree of spectral curvature polynomial (long; default: -1). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.cdegree [default = -1].
--cmode <long>
Interpolation mode of curvature solution applicable to MOS-like data (0 = no interpolation, 1 = fill gaps, 2 = global model) (long; default: 1). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.cmode [default = 1].
--startwavelength <float>
Start wavelength in spectral extraction (float; default: 0.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.startwavelength [default = 0.0].
--endwavelength <float>
End wavelength in spectral extraction (float; default: 0.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.endwavelength [default = 0.0].
--slit_ident <bool>
Attempt slit identification for MOS or MXU (bool; default: True). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.slit_ident [default = True].
--stack_method <str>
Frames combination method (str; default: ´sum´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.stack_method [default = sum].
--ksigma <str>
Low and high threshold in ksigma method (str; default: ´-3.0,3.0´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.ksigma [default = -3.0,3.0].
--kiter <long>
Max number of iterations in ksigma method (long; default: 999). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.kiter [default = 999].
--s_degree <long>
Polynomial degree for the flat field fitting along spatial direction (long; default: -1). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.s_degree [default = -1].
--sradius <long>
Smooth box radius for flat field along spatial direction (used if s_knots < 0) (long; default: 10). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.sradius [default = 10].
--d_nknots <long>
Number of knots in flat field fitting splines along dispersion direction (long; default: -1). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.d_nknots [default = -1].
--dradius <long>
Smooth box radius for flat field along dispersion direction (if d_knots < 0) (long; default: 10). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.dradius [default = 10].
--fit_threshold <float>
Threshold percentage for flat spline fittingwith respect to the maximum (float; default: 0.01). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.fit_threshold [default = 0.01].
--nonlinear_level <float>
Level above which the detector is not linear (float; default: 60000.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.nonlinear_level [default = 60000.0].
--max_nonlinear_ratio <float>
Maximum allowed ratio of non-linear pixels per slit (float; default: 0.2). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_calib.max_nonlinear_ratio [default = 0.2].
 
Note that it is possible to create a configuration file containing these options, along with suitable default values. Please refer to the details provided by the 'esorex --help' command.
 

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for the fors pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file using the following URL:
ftp://ftp.eso.org/pub/dfs/pipelines/fors/fors-pipeline-manual-4.9.pdf
An overview over the existing ESO pipelines can be found on the web page http://www.eso.org/sci/software/pipelines/.
Basic documentation about the EsoRex program can be found at the esorex (1) man page.
It is possible to call the pipelines from python using the python-cpl package. See http://packages.python.org/python-cpl/index.html for further information.
The other recipes of the fors pipeline are fors_align_sky(7), fors_align_sky_lss(7), fors_bias(7), fors_config(7), fors_dark(7), fors_detect_objects(7), fors_detect_spectra(7), fors_extract(7), fors_extract_objects(7), fors_extract_slits(7), fors_flatfield(7), fors_img_science(7), fors_img_screen_flat(7), fors_img_sky_flat(7), fors_normalise_flat(7), fors_photometry(7), fors_pmos_calib(7), fors_pmos_extract(7), fors_pmos_science(7), fors_remove_bias(7), fors_resample(7), fors_science(7), fors_spec_mflat(7), fors_subtract_sky(7), fors_subtract_sky_lss(7), fors_sumflux(7), fors_trace_flat(7), fors_wave_calib(7), fors_wave_calib_lss(7), fors_zeropoint(7)
 

VERSION

fors_calib 5.3.23
 

AUTHOR

Carlo Izzo <usd-help@eso.org>
 

BUG REPORTS

Please report any problems to usd-help@eso.org. Alternatively, you may send a report to the ESO User Support Department <usd-help@eso.org>.
 

LICENSE

This file is currently part of the FORS Instrument Pipeline Copyright (C) 2002-2010 European Southern Observatory
 
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