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No; the rate and placement of stim flashes in the MIPS AOT observational sequence is controlled by the SSC, and is rarely changed.
For all of the bands, you can do this via cluster-mode targets; for 24 and 160 (and eventually 70), you can do this via raster mapping. There is a raster map discussion in the MIPS Instrument Handbook that might help you. As with cluster mode targets,...
The maximum cycles for MIPS photometry is limited to 20, even though it's not close to the 3hr limit for an AOR. It's not totally arbitrary...it has to do with the logic of placing stim cycles in the photometry observing sequence -- it just gets more comp...
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) ...
Here is an example FIF.tbl file, which is by default placed in your output directory by the MOPEX module Fiducial Image Frame. ******************************************************************************** \char comment = Output from fiducial_image_...
There is a paragraph in the MIPS Instrument Manual on this very topic. Now, the 70 micron large field fine pixel scale AOT by default covers a region about 2.5' x 1.25'. To cover a larger region, you need to use cluster mode targets to cover the area -- k...
The pbcd products available from the archive were originally intended as quick-look images of your data. Post-BCD products have been produced with generic namelists, and the parameters have not been optimized for your data set. Post-BCD products and Level...
As part of the closeout for the Spitzer cryogenic mission custody of Spitzer documentation was transferred from the Spitzer Science Center to the Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) in April of 2011. However some information needed to run the warm mission was...
Trying to compare Tables 2.7 and 2.8 is like comparing apples and oranges. The values for truly (ideal) cases are in Table 2.7. The formulae in Table 2.8 actually describe the general case, which includes a combination of point and background flux, so the...
If the 70 um data was taken in MIPS-70's fine scale mode, no serendipitous 24 um data were obtained during the 70 um observation. Please see the MIPS Instrument Handbook for more information on dealing with these data.