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Data analysis user's manual

This manual is very preliminary, please be patient or help adding what is missing.


SPICE instrument and capabilities

SPICE papers:

  • Instrument paper: Astron. Astrophys., 642, A14, 2020. DOI, ADS
  • First results: Submitted
  • In-flight calibration: Not available yet
  • Other papers can be found in the SPICE ADS library

SPICE online information:

Data products

The data levels, FITS files, and headers are described in

The full SPICE data set (to be cited in papers) has a DOI: doi:10.5270/esa-lbmdy7c. DOIs will also be attributed to each data release.

Find data

UiO catalogue:

  • Can be generated with IDL/SolarSoft (SSW) from a local data tree:
    1. Make sure $SPICEDATA points to the data tree you want to have catalogued - Run SPICEGENCAT. The catalogue file will be written to the data tree root directory (you need to have write access) - Run SPICECAT
  • The catalogue file generated from all SPICE files is accessible through the UiO website (restricted to SPICE team)
  • How to use it in Python
  • A CSV export of the part of the catalogue corresponding to each release is provided with the release.

SOAR (and institute mirrors):


In the future: VSO. VSO through SSW or sunpy. Sunpy/Fido

Access data

SPICE team internal access:

Once the data will be released:

Read an display data



Analyze data

Instrument performance

Calibration reports (links)

Data calibration applied to L2 data (links)

Known instrumental artefacts: see release notes.

Line fitting


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