Observation Summary

AOR label:USco_J155829.8-231007_Ia_point_OI63
Actual RA:15h 58m 30.16s
Actual Dec.:-23° 10' 7.89''
Redshift:0.0 (z)
Start:2010-08-25T12:49:59.000000 TAI (1661431799000000)
Duration:1660.0 seconds (incl. spacecraft on-target slew time)

AOT and instrument configuration:

Mode:Pointed, Chop/Nod
Bands:B3A R1 (prime diffraction orders selected)
Is bright:NO (default range mode)
Chopper:small throw
Nod cycles:1

Observation block summary

O I 3P1-3P2blue2B3A63.18062.93063.436440.14Noprime
(*) = requested in HSPOT

System configuration summary

SPG pipeline version:SPG v14.2.0
SPG pipeline products creation date:2016-07-23T23:43:52.587000 TAI (1848008632587000)
Mission configuration:MC_H52ASTR_P55ASTR_S55ASTR_AO
Processed to level:RED: 2.0 BLUE: 2.0
Quality Control:PASSED

Quality comments

Due to a PACS anomaly science data was lost for half of the red detector array. Observation was not rescheduled.
The offset between the central spaxel and the requested sky coordinates is  4.56" and the offset is  4.54" 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.