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PointingOffsetCorrection spectra for pointed observations Provide the point-source corrected spectrum for pointed observations; possibly focussing only on those with point-like sources not located in the central spaxel in them; a SpectrumTable High The results of the POC script can be better than those provided in the SPG, and this is especially so for off-centred point sources Using the "POC" interactive pipeline script This script has been validated sufficiently to be used for almost any flux level, but we would need to run sanity checks on the results to be sure this applies to the fainter sources. If we limit the provision to point-like sources, off-centred or not, then we need to identify those Most of the effort is on identifying the candidates (if not done for all pointed observations, willy-nilly). Some effort on sanity checking Initial pool: all 3500 pointed obsids  
Unchopped obsids with continuum removed Subtract the continuum from all unchopped obsids so as to provide a cleaner spectrum; Level 2/2.5 context Mid The continuum is very uncertain and it had been agreed last year at an ICC meeting that removing this was a "good thing to do” Range scans: use the RV methods to smooth and subtract the continuum; Line scans: use an optimised version of the line-finding task in the flatfielding task of the SPG. Fit/smooth and remove continuum and then produce all final results Need to test methods and thereafter processing should be automatic Producing the scripts: a few weeks (?), checking the results: continuous (but semi-automatic) all ~1200 on-sources unchopped obsid We also need to produce a report on the unchopped mode: based on DF paper but more examples and a proper measure of uncertainty based on e.g. comparing repeat observations, scatter in super-off, etc.
Ad-hoc HPDPs For obsids found to be badly handled by the SPG, an expert will make the necessary adjustments to the pipeline so it can run; Level 2/2.5 context Mid These obsids are either not provided, or the science products are not of the same standard as all other obsids These are obsids identified in an ad-hoc manner as needing help. Jira tickets, Kayako, unchopped with bad transients identified while the unchopped study is done, etc Will only be done if it is feasible in terms of time and manpower   so far <10 candidates suggested  
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Line list catalogue Spectral Feature catalogue Nice to have but ICC have no interest here and consider it Low SPIRE and HIFI have one, so why not PACS? Catalogues always produce unexpected science and are a very good Legacy product Need scripts to find lines, fit lines and maybe identify lines Need to create the scripts: KE has a student at Leuven testing out fitting lines, and may have a student in 2016-17 to test out finding lines If the student projects go well, some time in 2017 the resulting scripts could be run on the PACS spectroscopy archive (or subsets of that)    
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Line list catalogue Spectral Feature catalogue Nice to have but ICC have no interest here and consider it Low SPIRE and HIFI have one, so why not PACS? Catalogues always produce unexpected science and are a very good Legacy product Need scripts to find lines, fit lines and maybe identify lines Need to create the scripts: KE has a student at Leuven testing out fitting lines, and may have a student in 2016-17 to test out finding lines If the student projects go well, some time in 2017 the resulting scripts could be run on the PACS spectroscopy archive (or subsets of that)   Is being done by KME as a science project
 
Identifying background contamination; Removing the background contamination DE-SCOPED as an HPDP, but identifying them for QC is still on the table   Low Results in SPG will be definitely not science-ready if the off position is contaminated Need to identifty contaminated sources by comparing spectra in different off positions, spectra again a super-off, looking for line peaks in the off-source spectrum        
New transients script results for unchopped obsids DE-SCOPED Producing the output of the unchopped obsids reduced with the new transients script Low This script is supposed to produce better results and users may want to use it (esp. if they read the DF paper) %RED; now realised that that this is not the case       ~1200  
 
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