SYNOPSIS

esorex fors_sumflux [OPTIONS] FILE.sof

DESCRIPTION

This recipe is used to monitor any lamp flux on the CCD. The input raw image should be either a FLUX_ARC_LSS or a FLUX_FLAT_LSS frame. After the background subtraction the total signal is integrated and divided by the exposure time and by the total number of CCD original pixels (keeping into account a possible rebinned readout). In the case of FORS2 frames the background is the median level evaluated from the available overscan regions. In the case of FORS1 data, where overscan regions are missing, the background is evaluated as the median level of the first 200 CCD columns for flat field data, while for arc lamp data a background map evaluated from the regions without spectral lines is computed and subtracted. The background subtracted frame is written to output in all cases, and the QC parameters QC LAMP FLUX and QC LAMP FLUXERR are computed.

Input files:

  DO category:      Type:       Explanation:         Required:
  FLUX_FLAT_LSS     Raw         Flat field exposure     Y
  or FLUX_ARC_LSS   Raw         Arc lamp exposure       Y

Output files:

  DO category:      Data type:  Explanation:
  FLUX_LAMP_LSS     FITS image  Background subtracted integration region

OPTIONS

--xlow <long>

X coordinate of lower left corner of integration region (pixel) (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_sumflux.xlow [default = 0].

--ylow <long>

Y coordinate of lower left corner of integration region (pixel) (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_sumflux.ylow [default = 0].

--xhigh <long>

X coordinate of upper right corner of integration region (pixel) (0 = CCD size) (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_sumflux.xhigh [default = 0].

--yhigh <long>

Y coordinate of upper right corner of integration region (pixel) (0 = CCD size) (long; default: 0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_sumflux.yhigh [default = 0].

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_sumflux…

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_calib(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_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_sumflux 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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