All catalogs needed for observing with SOPHIE
should be located in the machine
sophiests.obs-hp.fr, alias "STS," in the
directory: /home/sophie/catalogs/. Data selected from the
catalogs will be inserted as FITS keywords
in the CCD frames and will be used for the automatic data reduction
pipeline which runs on the machine sophiedrs.obs-hp.fr,
alias "DRS." The file format for the catalog is simple ASCII,
with fields separated
by tab marks, much like the old format for ELODIE, with UNIX (LF) or DOS (CR)
We recommend that observers prepare their catalogs well
in advance and bring them on a USB key or a CD-ROM.
Here is an (older) example of valid catalog entries :
NEW : the catalog now accepts a column for the B-V color index. In some cases
this may be used by the DRS to derive values for the v_sin(i)
and the metallicity from the CCF.
Warning : Do not use word-processing software to prepare your
catalog, as extraneous control characters or spaces might be inserted which
would render the catalog unreadable by the STS. Please use ASCII text editors
such as emacs, nedit, pico, etc.
PLEASE READ THIS: Simultaneous Thorium exposures in HR mode should not be used
In such cases we recommend HE mode with no simultaneous Thorium, and
selecting 'obs_objAB' rather than 'obs_objA'.
Description of catalog entries
Most of the information required to fill out
your catalog can be found using
1Available read-out modes: fast, medium, slow
(See SOPHIE web page).
The default value is "fast". "medium" is not recommended.
2Valid status values: public, protected, extended
The default value is "protected" (1 year).
"Extended" (5 years) can be granted
exceptionally for certain long-term programs.
Beware: There is only one tab mark between fields. For the DRS to compute
useful radial velocities, please fill in the 'st' field. The 'bv' field may,
in some cases, be used by the DRS to estimate a metallicity index. Please
put 999.9 in unknown. If calculated, this index will be written in the FITS headers.
SOPHIE Observing modes
Star on fiber A in
HR mode. Fiber B masked.
Star on fiber A in HR mode.
Sky on fiber B.
Star on fiber A in HE mode. Fiber B masked.
Star on fiber A in HE mode. Sky on fiber B.
Star on fiber A in HR mode. Simultaneous
Th/Ar on fiber B.
Star on fiber A in HE mode.
Simultaneous Th/Ar in fiber B.
H. Le Coroller & S.A.Ilovaisky
Updated on: 18.07.12