Observation Summary

AOR label:Calibration_RPSpecFlux_1-RPSpecFlux_433B_nStdRange_UnchopFluxB2A_BetPeg_0001
Target:Beta Peg
Actual RA:23h 3m 46.43s
Actual Dec.:28° 4' 56.11''
Concat.:[1342197833, 1342197834]
Start:2010-06-06T15:40:36.000000 TAI (1654530036000000)
Duration:366.0 seconds (incl. spacecraft on-target slew time)

AOT and instrument configuration:

Mode:Pointed, unchopped grating scan
Bands:B2A R1 (prime diffraction orders selected)
Sampling:High (default spectral mapping)
Nod cycles:1

System configuration summary

SPG pipeline version:SPG v14.2.0
SPG pipeline products creation date:2017-01-14T09:44:39.415000 TAI (1863078279415000)
Mission configuration:MC_H42_P49_S55_CAL
Processed to level:RED: 2.5 BLUE: 2.5
Quality Control:PASSED

Quality comments

On source observation in an unchopped range-scan pair; matched with the off-source observation 1342197834
The offset between the central spaxel and the requested sky coordinates is  3.97" and the offset is  3.14" in the dispersion direction.
These have two consequences:
  1) For point sources offset from the central spaxel by >~4", the point-source correction applied to the spectra in the
point-source table (products which have "hpsspec" in their filenames) will become less and less applicable.
Alternative corrections tasks are provided in HIPE. See the advice in the "Product Decision Trees", which can be found on 
  2) If the target is point-like and is offset from the centre of a spaxel in the dispersion direction, the spectral line 
profiles will develop a skew. This skewed Gaussian profile becomes more extreme as the offset increases. 
Be aware that this can be confused with real velocity structure.
This will affect spectra from a single spaxel of a rebinned cube (products with filenames "..hps3dr[r|b].."), 
and combined spaxel-spectra, i.e. added rebinned cube spaxels, or single spaxels from an interpolated or projected cube 
(products with filenames "..hps3di[r|b].." or "..hps3dp[r|b].."). See the "PACS Handbook" for more information.