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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 SPICE_DATA to it: setenv,'SPICEDATA=/mydata/spice'

This line should be added to your IDL_STARTUP file. Data are organized under
$SPICE_DATA with a year/month/day subdirectory structure. See the “Ingesting downloaded data” section below. ==== The SPICE catalog ==== The SPICE catalog can be accessed by doing: IDL> spice_cat''

Use the “SPICEGENCAT” button to make sure you have the most up-to-date list.

Read and display data (Python)


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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