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MUSE instrumental profile

Anonymous 7 months ago in Product types and search updated by Archive Science Group 1 week ago 3

We are using the reduced data from the archive to investigate outflows. I would like to check if the detected wings are not related with the instrument profile of the MUSE instrument. To do so, I would like to trace it in the sky emission lines. However, I do not know how access to the intermediate products of the archive reduced data. Please, could you kindly help me with this?
Many thanks in advance

Archive Science Group 6 months ago

Dear user,
we investigated your question further.

We are assuming that you are interested in the sky cubes (i.e., off-target cubes used to subtract the background generated by the muse_create_sky recipe). These are processed separately to be used as a sky model for the on-target observations. Such cubes are not available on the Archive.

Yet, these exposures are later treated as actual science exposures and processed as regular on-target data. These latter pipeline-porcessed `sky` cubes are available under the category: PRODCATG = DATACUBE_FINAL_SKY. However, these are probably not useful for your goal, because they are `sky model` subtracted.

In general, particular products are not available, but there is always a possibility to download the raw data from the ESO Archive and process them. The muse_scibasic and muse_create_sky will produce the `sky` cubes (and are not extreme in hardware demanding).

Please let us know if this satisfy your question. In case, you can also take a look to MUSE cubes release description, where the different products available on the Archive are described.