The routine, "pipeline" calibration of HST STIS data has now been in operation for several months at STScI. The STIS pipeline currently has all its fundamental components operational, including: basic two dimensional image reduction; cosmic ray rejection; wavecal processing; two dimensional spectroscopic extraction; and paper products production. Additionally, numerous user tasks have been developed to support data reduction, recalibration, and analysis, including: imset manipulation, conversion between STIS formats and other formats used by IRAF/STSDAS tasks, working with binary tables, working with timetag data, and working with echelle data. We will present examples of the STIS data format, pipeline-calibrated STIS products (including samples of some of the recently-released ERO data from several programs), and examples of the usefulness of the new user tasks, including inttag and echplot for working with STIS timetag and echelle data. We also will describe enhancements to the calibration and analysis tasks that are currently planned.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 1997