Heterodyne Data Reduction

For information regarding Heterodyne data reduction please see the following pages:

Quick Guide – short description on how to reduce heterodyne data.

DR Cookbook – should be consulted for a more detailed description.

If you are new to the JCMT and keen to get some hands on experience with reduction and analysis of JCMT data then we recommend you looking at our reduction/analysis tutorial page.

We regularly make updates on new features/bug fixes and other news relevant to our users on our Data and Software blog at: https://www.eaobservatory.org/jcmt/help/softwareblog/. You can sign up for email updates at that link. You might also find some answers to commonly asked questions on our help pages.

To do any of the above you will need to have downloaded and installed the Starlink suite of data reduction and analysis software. For more information on this click here.

JCMT heterodyne data are written to disk and available at the JCMT and in Hilo. Archival heterodyne data may be accessed via CADC.

References for heterodyne data reduction are:
Automated reduction of sub-millimetre single-dish heterodyne data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope using ORAC-DR. Jenness et al. 2015

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