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November 1995                               Volume 3, No. 10


IUE DATA ANALYSIS CENTER NEWSLETTER


This is an electronic newsletter edited by the IUE Data Analysis Center (IUEDAC)intended to inform the numerous remote and local users of the IUEDAC software of recent software updates and project changes.

  • RESOURCES FOR 19th EPISODE GUEST OBSERVERS
  • 19th episode guest observers should contact the VILSPA RA assigned to their program for information regarding 19th episode observations. This information can be found at the 19th Episode WWW homepage maintained by the VILSPA staff at http://www.vilspa.esa.es/iue/iue19th.html. This page contains a wealth of other information regarding the 19th episode including:
    • IUE Observing Log of the 19th episode ordered by coordinates
    • List of Approved IUE Proposals for the 19th Episode (38 Kbytes)
    • Contact RAs for approved IUE proposals (42 Kbytes)
    • Observing Restrictions (9 Kbytes)
    • Data Distribution Policy
    • How to Handle IUE Data
    Observers may also obtain assistance from Dr. Rich Arquilla in the IUEDAC. Rich can be contacted at arquilla@iuedac.gsfc.nasa.gov or (301)-261-8060. US observers should take note that the node address they have used in the past for operations personnel, iuesoc.gsfc.nasa.gov, is no longer active.

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  • IUEDAC SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE UPDATES
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    Recent Software Changes:

    01-Nov A new version of LABEL was implemented which prevents the display of spurious error messages. Also, the stsflag.txt file was updated in iue$user1:[iuerdaf.manuals] to describe the latest NEWSIPS status flags. 07-Nov A new version of WEIGHT was implemented which corrects a bug with the sigma keyword. Also, a new FITS reading routine called IUE3DROW was added to the experimental library which allows a row of a binary table extension to be stored in an IDL structure.

    NOTICE: The IDL MOUNT and DISMOUNT commands available in IDL 3.6 for mounting tapes on VMS systems are not available in newer versions of IDL. The VMS mount and dismount commands may be used instead from outside of IDL. See a member of the IUEDAC staff if you have any problems.

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  • IUE IMAGE PROCESSING NEWS
  • NEWSIPS STATUS

    The IPC has now processed all of the available NASA SWP and LWP low dispersion data. Data which are still proprietary have not yet been processed through NEWSIPS, but this will be done as data become publicly accessible. Some images have not been processed because of missing database information or other problems. We are currently working on getting those images taken care of and processed. Note also that we are not processing VILSPA data; VILSPA is doing so. If you need images that seem unavailable, please contact Cathy Imhoff (301-794-1470, or imhoff@iuegtc.gsfc.nasa.gov). She can check on them and in many cases fix the problem so that the images can be processed.

    NEWSIPS DATA AVAILABILITY

    Recently NSSDC has placed a large volume of NEWSIPS data into the NDADS system. If you have been trying to get some images which are listed as processed but not yet available from NDADS, you may wish to try again.

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  • LAST CHANCE: OLD USER ACCOUNTS ON TAPE
  • The IUE Data Analysis Center has VMS Backup tapes for its USER accounts dating back to 1988. Those older than September 1994 are 9-track tapes. ON DECEMBER 1, 1995, THE 9 TRACK TAPES WILL BE BOXED AND RECYCLED. Users who want their files restored from these tapes should contact us before that time. This pertains only to accounts USER1 through USER60 at the times that these accounts were recycled (i.e., backed up and then cleared for disposition to new users).

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    Editor:                       Dr. Michael Carini 
    Contributors:                 Mr. Randy Thompson  
                                  Ms. Lyla Taylor
                                  Dr. Cathy Imhoff
                                  Dr. Richard Arquilla
    

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    Web Curator:

    Dr. Michael Carini, Science Programs, Computer Sciences Corporation.

    Responsible NASA organization/official:

    Dr. Don West, IUE Operations Scientist.