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I am trying to figure out the relationship between the observatory axes Y and Z and the IRAC image x and y axis. Where exactly are the scattered light boxes?
Posted by Seppo Laine on 21 November 2008 12:13 PM
The relationship between Y and Z and IRAC x and y is the following:

+Y = IRAC +x
+Z = IRAC -y

Please see Figure 6.6 in the Spitzer Observer's Manual. It explains the orientation of the x and y axes and the scattered light boxes with respect to those axes.