The mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, X: Operations and data reduction

Karl D. Gordon, C. H. Chen, Rachel E. Anderson, Ruymán Azzollini, L. Bergeron, Patrice Bouchet, Jeroen Bouwman, Misty Cracraft, Sebastian Fischer, Scott D. Friedman, Macarena García-Marín, Alistair Glasse, Adrian M. Glauser, G. B. Goodson, T. P. Greene, Dean C. Hines, M. A. Khorrami, Fred Lahuis, C. P. Lajoie, M. E. MeixnerJane E. Morrison, Brian O’Sullivan, K. M. Pontoppidan, M. W. Regan, M. E. Ressler, George H. Rieke, Silvia Scheithauer, Helen Walker, G. S. Wright

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We describe the operations concept and data reduction plan for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The overall JWST operations concept is to use observation templates (OTs) to provide a straightforward and intuitive way for users to specify observations. MIRI has four OTs that correspond to the four observing modes: (1) imaging, (2) coronagraphy, (3) low-resolution spectroscopy, and (4) medium-resolution spectroscopy. We outline the user choices and expansion of these choices into detailed instrument operations. The data reduction plans for MIRI are split into three stages, where the specificity of the reduction steps to the observation type increases with stage. The reduction starts with integration ramps: stage 1 yields uncalibrated slope images; stage 2 calibrates the slope images; and then stage 3 combines multiple calibrated slope images into high-level data products (e.g., mosaics, spectral cubes, and extracted source information). Finally, we give examples of the data and data products that will be derived from each of the four different OTs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)696-711
Number of pages16
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume127
Issue number953
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

Fingerprint

infrared instruments
James Webb Space Telescope
data reduction
data products
templates
slopes
spectroscopy
ramps
expansion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Cite this

Gordon, K. D., Chen, C. H., Anderson, R. E., Azzollini, R., Bergeron, L., Bouchet, P., ... Wright, G. S. (2015). The mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, X: Operations and data reduction. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 127(953), 696-711. https://doi.org/10.1086/682260

The mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, X : Operations and data reduction. / Gordon, Karl D.; Chen, C. H.; Anderson, Rachel E.; Azzollini, Ruymán; Bergeron, L.; Bouchet, Patrice; Bouwman, Jeroen; Cracraft, Misty; Fischer, Sebastian; Friedman, Scott D.; García-Marín, Macarena; Glasse, Alistair; Glauser, Adrian M.; Goodson, G. B.; Greene, T. P.; Hines, Dean C.; Khorrami, M. A.; Lahuis, Fred; Lajoie, C. P.; Meixner, M. E.; Morrison, Jane E.; O’Sullivan, Brian; Pontoppidan, K. M.; Regan, M. W.; Ressler, M. E.; Rieke, George H.; Scheithauer, Silvia; Walker, Helen; Wright, G. S.

In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 127, No. 953, 01.07.2015, p. 696-711.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gordon, KD, Chen, CH, Anderson, RE, Azzollini, R, Bergeron, L, Bouchet, P, Bouwman, J, Cracraft, M, Fischer, S, Friedman, SD, García-Marín, M, Glasse, A, Glauser, AM, Goodson, GB, Greene, TP, Hines, DC, Khorrami, MA, Lahuis, F, Lajoie, CP, Meixner, ME, Morrison, JE, O’Sullivan, B, Pontoppidan, KM, Regan, MW, Ressler, ME, Rieke, GH, Scheithauer, S, Walker, H & Wright, GS 2015, 'The mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, X: Operations and data reduction', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 127, no. 953, pp. 696-711. https://doi.org/10.1086/682260
Gordon, Karl D. ; Chen, C. H. ; Anderson, Rachel E. ; Azzollini, Ruymán ; Bergeron, L. ; Bouchet, Patrice ; Bouwman, Jeroen ; Cracraft, Misty ; Fischer, Sebastian ; Friedman, Scott D. ; García-Marín, Macarena ; Glasse, Alistair ; Glauser, Adrian M. ; Goodson, G. B. ; Greene, T. P. ; Hines, Dean C. ; Khorrami, M. A. ; Lahuis, Fred ; Lajoie, C. P. ; Meixner, M. E. ; Morrison, Jane E. ; O’Sullivan, Brian ; Pontoppidan, K. M. ; Regan, M. W. ; Ressler, M. E. ; Rieke, George H. ; Scheithauer, Silvia ; Walker, Helen ; Wright, G. S. / The mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, X : Operations and data reduction. In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 2015 ; Vol. 127, No. 953. pp. 696-711.
@article{d8fd5514b68a41b38f18e91ec48a3d8b,
title = "The mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, X: Operations and data reduction",
abstract = "We describe the operations concept and data reduction plan for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The overall JWST operations concept is to use observation templates (OTs) to provide a straightforward and intuitive way for users to specify observations. MIRI has four OTs that correspond to the four observing modes: (1) imaging, (2) coronagraphy, (3) low-resolution spectroscopy, and (4) medium-resolution spectroscopy. We outline the user choices and expansion of these choices into detailed instrument operations. The data reduction plans for MIRI are split into three stages, where the specificity of the reduction steps to the observation type increases with stage. The reduction starts with integration ramps: stage 1 yields uncalibrated slope images; stage 2 calibrates the slope images; and then stage 3 combines multiple calibrated slope images into high-level data products (e.g., mosaics, spectral cubes, and extracted source information). Finally, we give examples of the data and data products that will be derived from each of the four different OTs.",
author = "Gordon, {Karl D.} and Chen, {C. H.} and Anderson, {Rachel E.} and Ruym{\'a}n Azzollini and L. Bergeron and Patrice Bouchet and Jeroen Bouwman and Misty Cracraft and Sebastian Fischer and Friedman, {Scott D.} and Macarena Garc{\'i}a-Mar{\'i}n and Alistair Glasse and Glauser, {Adrian M.} and Goodson, {G. B.} and Greene, {T. P.} and Hines, {Dean C.} and Khorrami, {M. A.} and Fred Lahuis and Lajoie, {C. P.} and Meixner, {M. E.} and Morrison, {Jane E.} and Brian O’Sullivan and Pontoppidan, {K. M.} and Regan, {M. W.} and Ressler, {M. E.} and Rieke, {George H.} and Silvia Scheithauer and Helen Walker and Wright, {G. S.}",
year = "2015",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1086/682260",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "127",
pages = "696--711",
journal = "Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific",
issn = "0004-6280",
publisher = "University of Chicago",
number = "953",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, X

T2 - Operations and data reduction

AU - Gordon, Karl D.

AU - Chen, C. H.

AU - Anderson, Rachel E.

AU - Azzollini, Ruymán

AU - Bergeron, L.

AU - Bouchet, Patrice

AU - Bouwman, Jeroen

AU - Cracraft, Misty

AU - Fischer, Sebastian

AU - Friedman, Scott D.

AU - García-Marín, Macarena

AU - Glasse, Alistair

AU - Glauser, Adrian M.

AU - Goodson, G. B.

AU - Greene, T. P.

AU - Hines, Dean C.

AU - Khorrami, M. A.

AU - Lahuis, Fred

AU - Lajoie, C. P.

AU - Meixner, M. E.

AU - Morrison, Jane E.

AU - O’Sullivan, Brian

AU - Pontoppidan, K. M.

AU - Regan, M. W.

AU - Ressler, M. E.

AU - Rieke, George H.

AU - Scheithauer, Silvia

AU - Walker, Helen

AU - Wright, G. S.

PY - 2015/7/1

Y1 - 2015/7/1

N2 - We describe the operations concept and data reduction plan for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The overall JWST operations concept is to use observation templates (OTs) to provide a straightforward and intuitive way for users to specify observations. MIRI has four OTs that correspond to the four observing modes: (1) imaging, (2) coronagraphy, (3) low-resolution spectroscopy, and (4) medium-resolution spectroscopy. We outline the user choices and expansion of these choices into detailed instrument operations. The data reduction plans for MIRI are split into three stages, where the specificity of the reduction steps to the observation type increases with stage. The reduction starts with integration ramps: stage 1 yields uncalibrated slope images; stage 2 calibrates the slope images; and then stage 3 combines multiple calibrated slope images into high-level data products (e.g., mosaics, spectral cubes, and extracted source information). Finally, we give examples of the data and data products that will be derived from each of the four different OTs.

AB - We describe the operations concept and data reduction plan for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The overall JWST operations concept is to use observation templates (OTs) to provide a straightforward and intuitive way for users to specify observations. MIRI has four OTs that correspond to the four observing modes: (1) imaging, (2) coronagraphy, (3) low-resolution spectroscopy, and (4) medium-resolution spectroscopy. We outline the user choices and expansion of these choices into detailed instrument operations. The data reduction plans for MIRI are split into three stages, where the specificity of the reduction steps to the observation type increases with stage. The reduction starts with integration ramps: stage 1 yields uncalibrated slope images; stage 2 calibrates the slope images; and then stage 3 combines multiple calibrated slope images into high-level data products (e.g., mosaics, spectral cubes, and extracted source information). Finally, we give examples of the data and data products that will be derived from each of the four different OTs.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84940100157&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84940100157&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1086/682260

DO - 10.1086/682260

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84940100157

VL - 127

SP - 696

EP - 711

JO - Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

JF - Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

SN - 0004-6280

IS - 953

ER -