Data Reduction of Large Maps with the upGREAT Heterodyne Instrument
Event date
Ronan Higgins
University of Cologne
Event Type

For information on how to participate in the teletalks, please check the SOFIA Tele-Talk page.

Velocity-resolved large-scale mapping of [CII] in star-forming regions provides a unique perspective of the kinematics of these regions and their interactions with the exciting source of radiation. In this talk I go through the data reduction of the [CII] Orion square degree map taken over 13 flights (42 hours of observation time) back in late 2016 early 2017. I will detail the data acquisition and the new reduction techniques used in the map generation. With a look to the future, I will discuss some of the limitations of current data format and how a tighter synergy between the instrument housekeeping data and astronomical data will lead to a more efficient identification of problematic data.