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December 18, 2015

NHSC eNews #70: SPG 13.0 Products at IRSA; NHSC at the AAS; Meetings of Interest


In this issue

  1. Version 13 products available from IRSA
  2. Release of HSA 7.1
  3. NHSC at the AAS
  4. Conferences and workshops of interest to Herschel users

1. Version 13 products available from IRSA

The Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) at IPAC is now providing Standard Product Generation (SPG) 13.0 data products from the  Herschel Science Archive. IRSA's interface now includes high-fidelity footprints for observations, allowing for more accurate searches for data for specific targets or regions of the sky. Take a look at the Herschel Data Search.

As a reminder, the highlights of SPG 13.0 include:

  • improved pointing reconstruction for all products
  • for HIFI, electric standing wave corrections for bands 6 and 7, updated beam models and efficiencies, off-position spectra computed for every observing mode, spur-free deconvolved spectral scans, and new level 2.5 products
  • for PACS, new photometric images produced with the Unimap mapmaker, new spectral cubes with evenly-sampled spectral grid, and we now provide standalone browse products also for PACS spectroscopy observations
  • for SPIRE, better deglitched maps using a new multi-pass pipeline.

2. Release of HSA 7.1


The Herschel Science Centre in Madrid announces a new version (v7.1) of the Herschel Science Archive (HSA), which can be accessed at:



The Herschel Science Archive now provides links from individual observations to associated refereed publications. This information can be accessed from the query result page in the HSA User Interface by selecting the "DETAILS & PUBLICATIONS" button and then clicking on the tab "Publications".

In addition, since version 7.0, the HSA uses detailed footprints that have been generated for all the photometric observations (PACS & SPIRE) in the archive, improving the accuracy of geometrical searches.

For more details, see the latest HSA News.

3. NHSC at the AAS

The NHSC will be sharing part of the larger booth for the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at the 227th Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Kissimmee, FL, 4--8 January 2016. Come by with any questions about the Herschel data archive or data analysis, or just to say hi. We will also be presenting at the NASA Hyperwall on Tuesday 5 January at 5 PM EST, so come by and check it out.

4. Conferences and workshops of interest to Herschel users

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