MAY 26, 2009

CALCOS v2.8.3 Release Notes

Relevant Trac tickets and PRs:

Trac PR Updates
302 61305 CALCOS should add a DQ column to x1d tables.
328 61783 CALCOS changes for version 2.7
394 61914 Background artificially lowerednear the edges of COS NUV data
395 62433 Modify wavecal processing in CALCOS.
407 62434 CALCOS should save wavecal file names in header.
408 62665 For ACCUM data, calcos should use all three extension headers.
409 62666 Calcos should write some new or different keywords.
411 62667 Calcos should modify and save GTI info as new FITS extension.


  • This version uses the column names D and D_TV03 in the dispersion tables that Stephane made on 2009 May 22. 
  • ACQ/IMAGE data can be calibrated. 
  • Background smoothing for NUV is done only over the region corresponding to the detector (i.e. no longer extending into the buffer region). 
  • Some keywords have been renamed, and there are new keywords, e.g. for the number of events and the amount of time lost due to FUV bursts and to the BADTTAB.
  • For TIME-TAG data a modified GTI table will be appended to the corrtag file that accounts for time intervals lost to FUV bursts or due to BADTTAB. 
  • For ACCUM data the input headers are used to write the flt and counts files.
  • If the user specified a text file with values to override the wavecal shifts in the dispersion direction, the name of that file will be appended to the value of the WAVECALS keyword.

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