naco_spc_wavecal(7) Wavelength calibration using arc lamps


esorex naco_spc_wavecal [OPTIONS] FILE.sof


naco_spc_wavecal -- NACO spectrocopy wavelength calibration from lamp images.

The files listed in the Set Of Frames (sof-file) must be tagged: NACO-raw-file.fits CAL_ARC_SPEC NACO-spectrum-model.fits SPC_MODEL .

The input frames are split into groups with identical values of 'ESO DET DIT', 'ESO INS OPTI1 ID', 'ESO INS CWLEN' and 'ESO SEQ SPECMODE'.

Furthermore, each input frame must have a value of ESO INS LAMP1 ST that is false for off-frames and true for on-frames.

Products: ARC_MAP: Primary HDU with the wavelength map, i.e. the pixel values are wavelengths. The first extension is a single-row table with the polynomial coefficients of the 2D dispersion relation, lambda = P(x, y).

ARC_IMAGE: Primary HDU with the difference image of the lamp-on and -off image. The first extension is the distortion corrected image, were all the arc-lines are straight. The dispersion in the distortion corrected image is given by the central dispersion, lambda = P(512.5, y).


--plot <long>
The recipe can produce a number of predefined plots. Zero means that none of the plots are produced, while increasing values (e.g. 1 or 2) increases the number of plots produced. If the plotting fails a warning is produced, and the recipe continues. The default behaviour of the plotting is to use gnuplot (with option -persist). The recipe currently produces 1D-plots using gnuplot commands. The recipe user can control the actual plotting-command used by the recipe to create the plot by setting the environment variable CPL_PLOTTER. Currently, if CPL_PLOTTER is set it must contain the string 'gnuplot'. Setting it to 'cat > my_gnuplot_$$.txt' causes a number of ASCII-files to be created, which each produce a plot when given as standard input to gnuplot (e.g. later or on a different computer). A finer control of the plotting options can be obtained by writing an executable script, e.g., that executes gnuplot after setting the desired gnuplot options (e.g. set terminal pslatex color) and then setting CPL_PLOTTER to The predefined plots include plotting of images. Images can be plotted not only with gnuplot, but also using the pnm format. This is controlled with the environment variable CPL_IMAGER. If CPL_IMAGER is set to a string that does not contain the word gnuplot, the recipe will generate the plot in pnm format. E.g. setting CPL_IMAGER to 'display - &' will produce a gray-scale image using the image viewer display. (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is naco.naco_spc_wavecal.plot [default = 0].
--force <bool>
Force the computation (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is naco.naco_spc_wavecal.force [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.


naco_spc_wavecal 4.4.1


Lars Lundin <[email protected]>


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