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How do I best get started with my MIPS data analysis, and how do I make sense of it all?
Posted by z-James Colbert on 04 December 2008 01:33 PM
You can get a quick understanding of the various features in your MIPS data by consulting Chapter 7 in the MIPS Instrument Handbook available at http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/mips/mipsinstrumenthandbook/. If you're analyzing MIPS-Ge (70 and 160 micron) data and want to maximize your science return, we also encourage you to check out the GeRT: http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/dataanalysistools/tools/gert/ , which allows you to carry out custom offline data reduction. (However, the GeRT should be used carefully; if used improperly, you can corrupt the quality and calibration of your data.) Ultimately, you should familiarize yourself with the entire MIPS Instrument Handbook for further details on MIPS data and analysis.