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ISIS Calibration with polynomial

Postby Andrew Smith » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:16 pm

I reduce a spectrum in ISIS 5.9.3 with the "Spectral Calibration" not ticked.

I load a polynomial in Profile -> Dispersion and then Calibrate. The spectra is calibrated but the CUNIT1 and CTYPE1 is not updated in the header and can't be edited in ISIS.

I may well not be doing this right.

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Re: ISIS Calibration with polynomial

Postby Robin Leadbeater » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:36 pm

Hi Andrew,

I think ISIS only writes to the header when you run the full reduction pipeline so in this case you would need to rerun the calibration with "predefined dispersion equation" ticked in the "general" tab, remembering to set the x coordinates to zero in the "calibration" tab if you want it to use the A0 constant in the dispersion equation you entered in the "profile", "dispersion" tab

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Re: ISIS Calibration with polynomial

Postby Robin Leadbeater » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:54 pm

Actually trying this, I see calibrating via the profile, dispersion tab wipes the whole header except for the updated wavelength calibration parameters. Very odd

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Re: ISIS Calibration with polynomial

Postby Christian Buil » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:58 pm

There is a bug in ISIS if we save in FITS format a spectral profile initially in .DAT format, after a spectral calibration. The header CUNIT1 and CTYPE1
fields are not updated. The problem comes from the SAVE function (Profile tab). I think that's the trouble.

I have updated a version that fixes this bug. Downloaded the current ISIS version from my WEB page (version 5.9.3). Look at the bottom of the Settings tab: if you see 5.9.3c, you are using the new version (http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/isis-software.html)

The correct procedure is: from a .dat file (or from an uncalibrated internally generated spectrum), do the calibration, and from the Profile tab save in the FITS format.

Note: Version 5.9.3c also slightly improves the spectral calibration quality of the eShel spectrograph data.

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Re: ISIS Calibration with polynomial

Postby Andrew Smith » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:57 am

Thanks Christian, it now works if I select the "Predefined dispersion equation" option.
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