STIS data in the archive

jhargisjhargis Member, Administrator, Institute_Staff, Moderator_MAST, Admin_MAST Posts: 30 admin
edited May 2016 in Hubble Space Telescope
I am trying to download STIS data from the MAST archive and I am confused about the files that are being returned. I receive _flt files, and sometimes _crj files (which I believe contain calibrated images), but I don't receive any of _x1d _x2d _sx1 or _sx2 files, which I am expecting to contain extracted spectra. Inspecting the headers of the files returned, it looks like the pipeline omitted the spectral extraction steps. Can you help please?


  • scflemingscfleming Member, Institute_Staff, Moderator_MAST, Admin_MAST Posts: 35
    Spectral extraction is not done under certain circumstances. It is likely the PI asked for some set up that did not allow for automated extraction. Consult the STIS Handbook, and/or speak with the Instrument team.
Sign In or Register to comment.