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visir_util_spc_std_cat - Generate a FITS catalog of spectroscopic standard stars


esorex visir_util_spc_std_cat [OPTIONS] FILE.sof


This recipe shall be used to generate a FITS catalog of spectroscopic standard stars for the VISIR pipeline.

The sof file shall consist of lines with the name of an ASCII-file named <Star_Name>.txt, e.g. HD133165.txt and the tag SPC_CAT_ASCII.

All input ASCII-files must comprise the same number of lines.

The first line of the ASCII-file must have 6 fields separated by white-space.

The first three fields are the RA (hh mm ss) which will be stored in degrees in a table column labeled ´RA´ - all three are non-negative and hh and mm are integer.

The 3 last fields are the DEC (dd mm ss) which will be stored in degrees in a table column labeled ´DEC´ - all three are non-negative, dd and mm are integer, and dd has either a ´+´ or a ´-´ prepended (including -00).

The remaining lines must all consist of two fields separated by white-space.

The first field is the wavelength (in microns) and the second the (positive) model flux in W/m2/m. The wavelengths must be identical in all the input files.


Note that it is possible to create a configuration file containing these options, along with suitable default values. Please refer to the details provided by the 'esorex --help' command.


The full documentation for the visir pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file using the following URL:

An overview over the existing ESO pipelines can be found on the web page

Basic documentation about the EsoRex program can be found at the esorex (1) man page.

It is possible to call the pipelines from python using the python-cpl package. See for further information.

The other recipes of the visir pipeline are visir_img_dark(7), visir_img_ff(7), visir_img_reduce(7), visir_img_trans(7), visir_old_img_combine(7), visir_old_img_phot(7), visir_old_spc_obs(7), visir_old_spc_obs_ech(7), visir_old_spc_phot(7), visir_old_spc_phot_ech(7), visir_old_spc_wcal(7), visir_old_spc_wcal_ech(7), visir_old_util_destripe(7), visir_spc_reduce(7), visir_util_apply_calib(7), visir_util_clip(7), visir_util_convert_weight(7), visir_util_detect_shift(7), visir_util_img_std_cat(7), visir_util_join(7), visir_util_qc(7), visir_util_repack(7), visir_util_run_swarp(7), visir_util_spc_txt2fits(7), visir_util_undistort(7)


visir_util_spc_std_cat 4.4.2


Lars Lundin <>


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This file is part of the VISIR Instrument Pipeline Copyright (C) 2004, 2005 European Southern Observatory

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4.4.2 visir_util_spc_std_cat