CFHT UM2019 - Presentation Details

Abstract Details

Title: Know your SPIRou data

Presenter: Etienne Artigau


SPIRou has been offered to the CFHT community since 2019A, and PIs have started to receive their long-awaited data. The SPIRou data presents a number of peculiarities that need to be understood by users and may not be immediately obvious. I will review the SPIRou data products and explain some of the key underlying assumptions of the DRS. In particular, I will describe the telluric subtraction procedure. It is very efficient at removing telluric absorption features and provides telluric-free spectra within the YJHK photometric band and significant portions of the inter-band domain. Nonetheless, users need to be aware of its limitations and, depending on the science goal of their observations, interpret the data accordingly.