Do you want to…
… know about APEX data reduction?
The APEX raw data are stored in the so-called MBFITS data format.
For heterodyne observations, these raw data are calibrated online by the apexOnlineCalibrator program, which writes the calibrated spectra (TA*scale) into a CLASS-format data file. The data can be further reduced and analysed using CLASS, GREG, MAPPING programs included in the GILDAS software package.
For bolometer observations you need to work directly on the MBFITS files. There are various packages available for the data reduction of different instruments. We refer you to the page about bolometer data reduction for more specific information.
Multi-Beam FITS Raw Data Format (ICD) 1.02 MB 149 downloadsInterface Control Document by D. Muders ...
APEX calibrator and data reduction manual 791.33 KB 205 downloadsby E. Polehampton, H. Hafok and D. Muders ...
…check the calibration of your heterodyne data?
The data observed with heterodyne instruments is provided in CLASS format and is in TA*scale (K).
…publish your research based on APEX data?
We cannot be more happy about that! Please remember that:
…access archival APEX data products?
All APEX data are stored in the ESO archive and most of them become public after some proprietary period. Check here more information about what data is available, the different rules for proprietary periods and how to access APEX data.