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SPIRE instrument and calibration web pages

Observing with SPIRE

Overall Calibration

Calibration files for all three instruments can be obtained here:

Note that these can also be downloaded with the observation context of a given observation.

The available calibration trees for SPIRE are listed with details here. At least calibration trees spire_cal_5_0 and above can be retrieved in HIPE from the HSA using
cal = spireCal(calTree="spire_cal_5_0") etc. The default one can be obtained with cal = spireCal(calTree="spire_cal")

SPIRE photometer

SPIRE Photometer AOT release notes

Photometer point source mode

Photometer scan map mode

Photometer small scan map mode

SPIRE photometer calibration

  • SPIRE Photometer Beams: The theoretical and the observed SPIRE photometer beams are available from here. Please read the release note for more details.

  • SPIRE Photometer filter transmission curves: You can access the filter transmission curves (also known as Relative Spectral Response Function, RSRF) from here. These are also available in the SPIRE calibration context and can be accessed in HIPE:
cal = SpireCal.getInstance()
rsrf = cal.phot.refs["Rsrf"].product["rsrf"]

  • Neptune and Uranus models used for the SPIRE flux calibration: the ESA2 models currently used in the SPIRE calibration are available here.

SPIRE photometer data processing

HIPE data processing documentation can all be found at:

Latest documentation for the data processing of the SPIRE photometer can be found on the following public wiki page :

SPIRE Fourier-Transform Spectrometer (FTS)

SPIRE spectrometer AOTs

FTS point source mode (sparse)

FTS mapping mode (intermediate, full)

FTS bright source modes

FTS calibration

FTS data processing

-- AnthonyMarston - 24 Jan 2011

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PDFpdf aa14519-10.pdf r1 manage 1321.5 K 2011-01-24 - 09:51 AnthonyMarston SPIRE A&A paper, Griifin et al 2010
PDFpdf aa14605-10.pdf r1 manage 264.1 K 2011-01-24 - 16:48 IvanV SPIRE in-flight calibration
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