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VI/139              Herschel Observation Log     (Herschel Science Centre, 2013)

Herschel Observation Log. Herschel Science Centre <Herschel Science Centre (2013)> =2013yCat.6139....0H
ADC_Keywords: Infrared sources; Observatory log Mission_Name: Herschel Description: The Herschel Space Observatory (Herschel) is an ESA (European Space Agency) project with instruments funded by ESA member states. It was operated from May 2009 till April 2013, offering unprecedent observational capabilities in the far-infrared and submillimetre spectral range (55-671 microns). Herschel carried a 3.5m diameter passively cooled Cassegrain telescope. The science payload comprised three instruments: two direct detection cameras/medium resolution spectrometers, PACS and SPIRE, and a very high-resolution heterodyne spectrometer, HIFI. Herschel successfully made over 37,000 scientific observations. Herschel Science Archive: The HSA is available at the Herschel Science Centre at Herschel helpdesk: Herschel User Provided Data Products: Postcard Server: Observation Log: File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file herschel.dat 292 37093 The Herschel Observation Log
See also: : The Herschel Science Centre Home Page Byte-by-byte Description of file: herschel.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- OD [120/1446] Herschel Operational Day 6- 40 A35 --- Target Target Name, as given by the observer 42- 43 I2 h RAh ? Hour of Right Ascension (J2000) 45- 46 I2 min RAm ? Minute of Right ascension (J2000) 48- 53 F6.3 s RAs ? Second of Right ascension (J2000) 55 A1 --- DE- ? Sign of Declination (J2000) 56- 57 I2 deg DEd ? Degree of Declination (J2000) 59- 60 I2 arcmin DEm ? Arcminute of Declination (J2000) 62- 66 F5.2 arcsec DEs ? Arcsecond of Declination (J2000) 68- 84 A17 --- Proposal Name of the proposal 86-102 A17 --- AOT Astronomical observing template (1) 104-108 I5 s Dur [24/64498] Total duration of the observation 110-128 A19 "datime" Start Start time of the observation (UTC; YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss) 129 A1 --- --- [Z] (UTC) 131-140 I10 --- ObsId Herschel observation identifier 142-259 A118 --- Label Observation Name given by the observer 261-270 I10 --- PACS ? Postcard identification number for PACS instrument 272-281 I10 --- HIFI ? Postcard identification number for HIFI instrument 283-292 I10 --- SPIRE ? Postcard identification number for SPIRE instrument
Note (1): Astronomical observing templates on the 3 instruments * HIFI = Heterodyne Instrument for the Far Infrared ( HifiFS = HIFI Spectral Scan HifiMapping = HIFI Mapping HifiPoint = HIFI Single Point * PACS = Photodetector Array Camera & Spectrometer ( PacsLineSpec = PACS Line Spectroscopy PacsPhoto = PACS Line Photometer PacsRangeSpec = PACS Range Spectroscopy * SPIRE = Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver ( SpirePacsParallel = SPIRE PACS Parallel Mode SpirePhoto = SPIRE Photometer SpireSpectrometer = SPIRE Spectrometer
Acknowledgements: Mar Sierra, mar.sierra(at) History: 03-Oct-2013: Insert into VizieR 07-Oct-2013: New herschel.dat file (37093 rows vs 38225 before - sent by the author) without bad observations. 07-May-2014: New column added (thanks to the author): "Postcard" for links to postcard pages 13-May-2014: Instrument for postcard numbers and thumbnails added. 27-oct-2014: update postcards 03-feb-2015: update postcards
(End) Mar Sierra [Herschel Science Centre], E. Perret [CDS] 26-Sep-2013
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