13 Nov. 2013, 14:30
Chair: David Teyssier

In the call: David Teyssier, Álvar García, Ian Avruch, Kay Justtanont, Jesús Ramos, Bruno Merín

This webinar will describe the most important updates in HIPE 11 for the reprocessing and post-processing of the HIFI data. We will also describe some of the scripts made available in the latest version of the plug-in HIPI. Some look-ahead of what to expect in HIPE 12 and 13 will be given, with particular focus on the new matching technique task that will be released in 12.0. Finally, we'll give some tricks on how to inspect OFF position spectra to assess possible line contamination.

Agenda:

1. Latest News
2. What's new in HIPE 11 / HIPI 2.1
  1. Demo of the new flagTool features - use of Obsid 1342216380 (Spectral Survey in band 3b in the Orion Bar)
  2. Demo of some HIPI scripts
    • importing data from Class
3. Heads-up on upcoming HIPE 12/13 features - focus on upcoming new Matching Technique task
4. How to use information from the OFF position data
  1. Demo of LoadChop case - use of Obsid 1342190778 (C+ single point observation in the Galactic Plane)

Video-recording of the webinar:


Contents of the webinar:

Minute 0:00 : Latest News
Minute 5:43 : What's new in HIPE 11 / HIPI 2.1
Minute 12:00 : Demo of the new flagTool features - use of Obsid 1342216380 (Spectral Survey in band 3b in the Orion Bar)
Minute 33:38 : Demo of some HIPI scripts
Minute 35:32 : Importing data from Class
Minute 43:40 : Heads-up on upcoming HIPE 12/13 features - focus on upcoming new Matching Technique task
Minute 1:01:30 : How to use information from the OFF position data
Minute 1:14:15 : Demo of LoadChop case - use of Obsid 1342190778 (C+ single point observation in the Galactic Plane)
Minute 1:23:40 : Questions & Answers

Questions and answers:

Q - Ian Avruch: which flag did you uncheck to avoid the whole spectrum being thrown away?
A - David Teyssier: SUSPECT_LO. This flag is nevertheless not used for the fitBaseline and FitHifiFringe tasks, it is meant only for deconvolution. These SUSPECT_LO tables come from a-posteriori analysis of the instrument and might over-predict problems in areas that are really not problematic.

Q - Bruno Merín: does the fringe or baseline fitting as run from the flagTool apply to both H and V polarizations or just to the visualized data?
Q - David Teysser: actually it just applies to the polarization being visualized at the flagTool.

15:44 Demo of processing the OFF observation

Q - Ian Avruch: is the on-off comparison documented yet?
A - David Teyssier: only the overall configurable pipeline is documented, but the use case of processing on and off scans separately is not really documented as such. That is why we do this demo, so that it is explained somewhere. But another reasons is that there are many different combinations of processes that can be done to come to different types of final products and some of them might be non relevant for some science cases and some others. THe possibility of not subtracting the off could be also applied to some other science cases. We are now writing those cookbooks and this could be included there as examples of how to look at your data in a slightly different way.

Q - Bruno Merín: so would it make sense to not to the off subtraction by default?
A - David Teyssier: you will always get brighter standing waves when you turn off the off-subtraction. For the HEB bands (6 and 7) we have noticed very similar baseline bad quality because most of the work still needs to be done by the electrical standing wave correction. The electronic standing wave correction is the primary source of error in these observations.