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These recipes have been written by the ISO SWS Support Group at MPI für extraterrestriche Physik, Garching (All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproductions prohibited). We thank them for making the recipes available to the US users through IPAC.

There are 4 recipes for SWS AOT01, 02, 06 and 07. The corresponding authors are:

SWS01: Michele Thornley, Eckhard Sturm, Dietmar Kunze & Dieter Lutz

SWS02: Michele Thornley, Eckhard Sturm, Dietmar Kunze & Dieter Lutz

SWS03: Dietmar Kunze, Michele Thornley, Eckhard Sturm & Dieter Lutz

SWS04: E. Sturm, D. Kunze, H. Feuchtgruber & M. Thornley

Before you begin:

This guide is intended to give a basic description of how to use IA tasks to reduce SWS data: it assumes that the FITS files containing the raw data have already been retrieved from the archive, and gives only a representative use of each command. This document provides background information for the accompanying IA script. For a full description of input parameters and alternate uses of a particular command, consult the IA help tool, accessed by typing a "?" on the command line after starting an IA session. There are many possible help topics, so for each command described below, we have included, to the right hand side, the help topic where it can be found.

All IDL command syntax in an IA data reduction session is shown in boldface below, with variable and file names indicated in italics. All variable names are meant to be representative, but of course can be chosen by the user. These instructions suggest saving the output SPD after particularly time-consuming steps; the user should weigh the value of additional saves against the constraints of disk space. We also recommend that you work in a separate directory for each of your datasets, to prevent confusion.

Before starting IA, you should close all applications which use color (e.g., Netscape, Mosaic, or additional IDL sessions), as they will interfere with the IA color table. After IA has been started, you may restart these applications without affecting the IA session. In addition, for some tools a better performance is achieved if your window manager is set such that a window is active when the pointer is moved into it, but it is not automatically brought to the foreground. In general, it is advisable to keep the text window from which you started IA accessible, as some error messages from the interactive tools will be displayed in this window (note that some error messages will appear in pop-up windows of their own).

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