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fors_subtract_sky - Subtract sky from scientific spectra
esorex fors_subtract_sky [OPTIONS] FILE.sof
This recipe is used to subtract the sky emission from unrebinned slit spectra. This is obtained by robust fitting (i.e., excluding the signal from possible point-like objects in slit) of the emission along the CCD columns within each spectrum). This method doesn´t work if extended objects are in slit (it really destroys the object spectra), and is not applicable to LSS data. The input scientific frames are produced by the recipes fors_remove_bias and fors_flatfield. This recipe cannot be applied to LSS or long-slit like data (MOS/MXU with all slits at the same offset). No automatic recipe is available for this. Please refer to the FORS Pipeline User´s Manual for more details. In the table below the MXU acronym can be alternatively read as MOS, and SCI as STD. Input files: DO category: Type: Explanation: Required: SCIENCE_UNBIAS_MXU or SCIENCE_UNFLAT_MXU or STANDARD_UNBIAS_MXU or STANDARD_UNFLAT_MXU Calib Frame with sky lines Y CURV_COEFF_MXU Calib Spectral curvature Y SLIT_LOCATION_MXU Calib Slit location on CCD Y GRISM_TABLE Calib Grism table . Output files: DO category: Data type: Explanation: UNMAPPED_SCI_MXU or UNMAPPED_STD_MXU FITS image Sky subtracted scientific frame UNMAPPED_SKY_SCI_MXU or UNMAPPED_SKY_STD_MXU FITS image Subtracted sky frame
--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_subtract_sky.dispersion [default = 0.0]. --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_subtract_sky.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_subtract_sky.endwavelength [default = 0.0]. --cosmics <bool> Eliminate cosmic rays hits (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.fors_subtract_sky.cosmics [default = False]. 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.
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_align_sky(7), fors_align_sky_lss(7), fors_bias(7), fors_calib(7), fors_config(7), fors_dark(7), fors_detect_objects(7), fors_detect_spectra(7), fors_extract(7), fors_extract_objects(7), fors_extract_slits(7), fors_flatfield(7), fors_img_science(7), fors_img_screen_flat(7), fors_img_sky_flat(7), fors_normalise_flat(7), fors_photometry(7), fors_pmos_calib(7), fors_pmos_extract(7), fors_pmos_science(7), fors_remove_bias(7), fors_resample(7), fors_science(7), fors_spec_mflat(7), fors_subtract_sky_lss(7), fors_sumflux(7), fors_trace_flat(7), fors_wave_calib(7), fors_wave_calib_lss(7), fors_zeropoint(7), montecarlo(7), test_hough(7)
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