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NAME

       vmifucombinecube  -  Rearrange  into  cube  format  images of extracted spectraproduced by
       vmifucalib, vmifuscience, and vmifustandard.

SYNOPSIS

       esorex vmifucombinecube [OPTIONS] FILE.sof

DESCRIPTION

       This recipe is used to rearrange into a single cube the images of extracted  spectra  from
       different   VIMOS   quadrants.   Such  images  are  created  by  the  recipes  vmifucalib,
       vmifuscience, and vmifustandard, and the classification tag of the product depends on  the
       classification tag of the inputs:

                Input                         Output

          IFU_ARC_SPECTRUM_EXTRACTED    IFU_ARC_SPECTRUM_CUBE
          IFU_FLAT_SPECTRUM_EXTRACTED   IFU_FLAT_SPECTRUM_CUBE
          IFU_SCIENCE_REDUCED           IFU_SCIENCE_CUBE
          IFU_SCIENCE_FLUX_REDUCED      IFU_SCIENCE_FLUX_CUBE
          IFU_STANDARD_REDUCED          IFU_STANDARD_CUBE

       The  input  images must belong to different quadrants, so that they cannot be more than 4.
       The allocated cubes are the smallest  possible,  depending  on  the  number  of  quadrants
       involved  and  on  whether the IFU shutter was on or off. The smallest cubes (20x20xN) are
       produced when just one quadrant is input  and  the  shutter  was  on.  The  largest  cubes
       (80x80xN)  are  produced  when  3  or  more  quadrants are given in input (and when either
       quadrants 1 and 3, or 2 and 4, are input), and the shutter was off.  Pixels  belonging  to
       missing quadrants are padded with zeroes if necessary.

OPTIONS

       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.

SEE ALSO

       The  full  documentation  for the vimos pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file using the
       following URL:

              ftp://ftp.eso.org/pub/dfs/pipelines/vimos/vimos-pipeline-manual-6.9.pdf

       An  overview  over  the  existing  ESO  pipelines  can  be   found   on   the   web   page
       https://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
       https://packages.python.org/python-cpl/index.html for further information.

       The other recipes of the vimos pipeline are vmbias(7), vmdark(7), vmdet(7), vmifucalib(7),
       vmifucombine(7),  vmifuscience(7),  vmifustandard(7),  vmimcalphot(7),  vmimflatscreen(7),
       vmimflatsky(7),  vmimobsjitter(7),  vmimobsstare(7),  vmimpreimaging(7),  vmimstandard(7),
       vmmoscalib(7),   vmmoscombine(7),  vmmosobsjitter(7),  vmmosobsstare(7),  vmmosscience(7),
       vmmosstandard(7), vmspcaldisp(7), vmspflat(7), vmspphot(7)

VERSION

       vmifucombinecube 3.2.3

AUTHOR

       ESO VIMOS Pipeline Team and VIMOS Consortium <usd-help@eso.org>

BUG REPORTS

       Please report any problems to usd-help@eso.org. Alternatively, you may send  a  report  to
       the ESO User Support Department <usd-help@eso.org>.

LICENSE

       This  file  is  currently  part  of  the VIMOS Instrument Pipeline Copyright (C) 2002-2011
       European Southern Observatory

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the  GNU  General  Public  License  as  published  by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if  not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston,
       MA  02110-1301  USA