fors_pmos_extract(7) Extraction of scientific spectra

SYNOPSIS

esorex fors_pmos_extract [OPTIONS] FILE.sof

DESCRIPTION

This recipe is used to reduce scientific spectra using the extraction mask and the products created by the recipe fors_mpol_calib. The spectra are bias subtracted, flat fielded (if a normalised flat field is specified) and remapped eliminating the optical distortions. The wavelength calibration can be optionally upgraded using a number of sky lines: if no sky lines catalog of wavelengths is specified, an internal one is used instead.

If the alignment to the sky lines is performed, the input dispersion coefficients table is upgraded and saved to disk, and a new CCD wavelengths map is created.

This recipe accepts both FORS1 and FORS2 frames. 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 modifyed 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).

Either a scientific or a standard star exposure can be specified in input.

The acronym SCI on products should be read STD in case of standard stars observations.

Input files:


  DO category:               Type:       Explanation:         Required:
  SCIENCE_PMOS                  Raw         Scientific exposure     Y
  or STANDARD_PMOS              Raw         Standard star exposure  Y
  MASTER_BIAS                   Calib       Master bias             Y
  GRISM_TABLE                   Calib       Grism table             .


  MASTER_SKYLINECAT             Calib       Sky lines catalog       .


  MASTER_NORM_FLAT_PMOS         Calib       Normalised flat field   .


  DISP_COEFF_PMOS               Calib       Inverse dispersion      Y
  CURV_COEFF_PMOS               Calib       Spectral curvature      Y
  SLIT_LOCATION_PMOS            Calib       Slits positions table   Y
  RETARDER_WAVEPLATE_CHROMATISM Calib       Chromatism correction   .

Output files:


  DO category:               Data type:  Explanation:
  REDUCED_SCI_PMOS             FITS image  Extracted scientific spectra
  REDUCED_SKY_SCI_PMOS         FITS image  Extracted sky spectra
  REDUCED_ERROR_SCI_PMOS       FITS image  Errors on extracted spectra
  REDUCED_SCI_X_PMOS           FITS image  X Stokes parameter (and L)
  REDUCED_ERROR_X_PMOS         FITS image  Error on X Stokes parameter
  REDUCED_NUL_X_PMOS           FITS image  Null parameter for X
  REDUCED_POL_ANGLE_PMOS       FITS image  Direction of linear polarization
  REDUCED_POL_ANGLE_ERROR_PMOS FITS image  Error on polarization direction
  UNMAPPED_SCI_PMOS            FITS image  Sky subtracted scientific spectra
  MAPPED_SCI_PMOS              FITS image  Rectified scientific spectra
  MAPPED_ALL_SCI_PMOS          FITS image  Rectified science spectra with sky
  MAPPED_SKY_SCI_PMOS          FITS image  Rectified sky spectra
  UNMAPPED_SKY_SCI_PMOS        FITS image  Sky on CCD
  GLOBAL_SKY_SPECTRUM_PMOS     FITS table  Global sky spectrum
  OBJECT_TABLE_SCI_PMOS        FITS table  Positions of detected objects
  OBJECT_TABLE_POL_SCI_PMOS    FITS table  Positions of real objects


  Only if the sky-alignment of the wavelength solution is requested:
  DISP_COEFF_SCI_PMOS          FITS table  Upgraded dispersion coefficients
  WAVELENGTH_MAP_SCI_PMOS      FITS image  Upgraded wavelength map

OPTIONS

--dispersion <float>
Resampling step (Angstrom/pixel) (float; default: 0.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.dispersion [default = 0.0].
--skyalign <long>
Polynomial order for sky lines alignment, or -1 to avoid alignment (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.skyalign [default = 0].
--wcolumn <str>
Name of sky line catalog table column with wavelengths (str; default: 'WLEN'). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.wcolumn [default = WLEN].
--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_pmos_extract.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_pmos_extract.endwavelength [default = 0.0].
--flux <bool>
Apply flux conservation (bool; default: True). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.flux [default = True].
--flatfield <bool>
Apply flat field (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.flatfield [default = False].
--skyglobal <bool>
Subtract global sky spectrum from CCD (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.skyglobal [default = False].
--skymedian <bool>
Sky subtraction from extracted slit spectra (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.skymedian [default = False].
--skylocal <bool>
Sky subtraction from CCD slit spectra (bool; default: True). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.skylocal [default = True].
--cosmics <bool>
Eliminate cosmic rays hits (only if global sky subtraction is also requested) (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.cosmics [default = False].
--slit_margin <long>
Number of pixels to exclude at each slit in object detection and extraction (long; default: 3). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.slit_margin [default = 3].
--ext_radius <long>
Maximum extraction radius for detected objects (pixel) (long; default: 6). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.ext_radius [default = 6].
--cont_radius <long>
Minimum distance at which two objects of equal luminosity do not contaminate each other (pixel) (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.cont_radius [default = 0].
--ext_mode <long>
Object extraction method: 0 = aperture, 1 = Horne optimal extraction (long; default: 1). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.ext_mode [default = 1].
--time_normalise <bool>
Normalise output spectra by the exposure time (bool; default: True). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.time_normalise [default = True].
--chromatism <bool>
Chromatism correction to polarization angles (bool; default: True). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.chromatism [default = True].
--check <bool>
Create intermediate products (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_pmos_extract.check [default = False].

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.

VERSION

fors_pmos_extract 5.3.5

AUTHOR

Carlo Izzo <[email protected]>

BUG REPORTS

Please report any problems to [email protected] Alternatively, you may send a report to the ESO User Support Department <[email protected]>.

LICENSE

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

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