Data Reduction of Large Maps with the upGREAT Heterodyne Instrument
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Ronan Higgins
University of Cologne
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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.

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