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 iamge  The spatial rectified arc
  SLIT_LOCATION_MXU        FITS table  Slits on product frames and CCD
  GLOBAL_DISTORTION_TABLE  FITS table  Global distortions table

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.

RELATED TO fors_calib…

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_wave_calib_lss(7), fors_img_sky_flat(7), fors_resample(7), fors_config(7), fors_extract_objects(7), fors_wave_calib(7), fors_detect_objects(7), fors_pmos_science(7), fors_extract_slits(7), test_hough(7), fors_img_screen_flat(7), fors_extract(7), fors_remove_bias(7), fors_subtract_sky(7), fors_normalise_flat(7), montecarlo(7), fors_photometry(7), fors_zeropoint(7), fors_dark(7), fors_subtract_sky_lss(7), fors_trace_flat(7), fors_flatfield(7), fors_img_science(7), fors_detect_spectra(7), fors_sumflux(7), fors_pmos_extract(7), fors_align_sky_lss(7), fors_bias(7), fors_align_sky(7), fors_pmos_calib(7), fors_spec_mflat(7), fors_science(7)

VERSION

fors_calib 5.0.0

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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