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.
The IUEDAC has recently completed the transfer of
all anonymous FTP and World Wide Web files to a new
machine, iuewww.gsfc.nasa.gov. The new machine, a
Sparc 20, provides more file storage space and faster
service than the Sun 4/280 it replaces. For anonymous
FTP service, there are no changes other than the machine
name; the directory structure and files available have been
preserved. The WWW pages are slightly different, since
we took advantage of the system change to clean up the
directory structure. The following URL's replace those
frequently used on iuesn1:
IUE Project Home Page:
The links on these pages point to the new locations of
the files available. If you have any trouble accessing
either the FTP or WWW files, feel free to contact either
Jim Caplinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Michael
Carini at email@example.com.
SURVEY OF DEGREES EARNED WHICH MADE USE OF IUE DATA
The response to our request for information on the number
of degrees which have been earned with studies using IUE
data has been fantastic. Thank you to all those who have
already responded. If you have not yet responded, and if you
or your students have earned degrees at any level where
your study involved the use of IUE data, we would appreciate
you sending the following information to us.
The name of the person earning the degree.
The institution from which the degree was earned.
The year the degree was conferred.
We are attempting to get as exhaustive of a list as possible,
and will be sending this message out periodically over the
next few months. Any help you can provide us to obtain this
information will be greatly appreciated. You can send us this
information by replying to the source of this email notice
(firstname.lastname@example.org), by calling (301) 286-7762, or by
sending a note to:
The IUE Project
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
NEWSIPS STANDARD STAR SPECTRA NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The IUEDAC online archive of IUE low dispersion standard
star spectra (as described by Wu et al in IUE Newsletters
#22 and #43) is being updated to include the corresponding
NEWSIPS-processed MXLO files. The NEWSIPS data will be
particularly useful for users who need to determine spectral
types of NEWSIPS-processed spectra. Approximately 75% of the
468 LWP and SWP spectra have now been loaded. The LWR files,
and the remaining LWP and SWP MXLO files, will be added as
they become available. Two IDL routines have been modified to
allow users to locate and display both iuesips and newsips
standard star spectra. STDSFILE lists the available images
for a given spectral type. For example, STDSFILE,FLIST,'B3',/NEWSIPS
will store the names of all NEWSIPS standard star spectra of
spectral type "B3" in string array FLIST. RDSTDS will read and
extract the data from the specified input file
(e.g., RDSTDS,FLIST(0),H,W,F,NU will extract the data from
the first "B3" file returned in the STDSFILE example above.)
The online archive is also useful for users simply interested
in comparing IUESIPS and NEWSIPS low dispersion spectra.
IUEDAC SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE UPDATES
Recent Software Changes:
18-May A new version of IUEFETCH was implemented which
properly reads SAV files containing vectors with
more than 32,767 points.
23-May New experimental routines now available:
MOLG - A non-menu-driven merged log search routine
which allows searches based on a list of camera
and image numbers.
GETSPEC - A binary table FITS reader particularly suited
for reading output files from GEX, MGEX,
and BOXCAR routines.
LISTCORR - Lists possible corrections needed for
particular IUESIPS files based on entries
found in record 0.
23-May New versions of PLATFORM and PLOTPRINT were implemented
to allow Mac and PC IDL users to produce postscript
plot files even though a printer may not be defined.
A new version of IUELIB was also implemented to properly
format plot files on PC's.
25-May All the currently available final archive MXLO files
for SWP & LWP low dispersion standard star spectra
have been added to the online IUEDAC standard star
library in !iuer.stds. New versions of the routines
RDSTDS & STDSFILE have been added to the experimental
library to assist users in accessing the new files.
25-May A new routine called FES2V has been added to the
experimental library for converting FES counts to
08-Jun The IUE merged observing log has been updated.
Goddard entries through May 5th are now included.
ANONYMOUS FTP UPDATE
The IUE Merged Observing Log has been updated; it now includes
Goddard entries through 5 May 1995. It may be retrieved
via anonymous FTP:
IUE IMAGE PROCESSING NEWS - NEWSIPS PROCESSING REQUESTS
As many of you know, you are welcome to request
specific images that you need for your research.
They will be processed through NEWSIPS as soon as possible.
The output files will be sent to NSSDC and made available
through the NDADS system. Please use our new request
procedure to insure that your request is handled quickly.
There are 3 ways to send us a request.
(1) You can use the IUEDAC routine USRREQ. Enter
USRREQ,DUMMY and you will be prompted for the input.
(2) You can send a request from the IUEDAC World Wide Web
homepage listed at the beginning of this newsletter. If
you perform a search of the Merged Log, you have the option
to request NEWSIPS processing. Or you can go directly to
the URL at:
(3) You can send a formatted e-mail message directly to
email@example.com, with the following (sample) format:
NAME Joe Astronomer
EMAIL_ADDRESS firstname.lastname@example.org (please use Internet format)
SPONSOR University of Hard Knocks
REPRT/PROCESS P (P = process, R = report)
SWP12345L (don't forget the dispersion)
LWP09876L (use 5 digit numbers)
Note that the keyword entries for NAME etc. start in
column 15. Also please break up long requests into
smaller ones, containing no more than 50 images per
Enter P to request processing under the keyword REPRT/PROCESS.
Or you can try out our new report feature; enter R to
request a status report on the images.
In either case, you will receive an e-mail message back.
Some images may be listed as already processed; an
asterisk indicates ones that are available from NDADS.
If you requested processing, the report will then list
the images that have been queued for priority processing.
If you requested a report, it will list the images that
are queued for processing (both priority and non-priority).
Sometimes images will be listed as not ready for processing.
This may be because some information is still needed to
properly process the image. Or the image may fall in a
data set (such as high dispersion, or LWR images)
that we can't process yet.
Finally VILSPA images will be listed. We are generally
not processing VILSPA images, due to the increased workload
that would be required.
If you have requested processing, you will receive another
e-mail message when your priority processed images have
If we are unable to process an image when you submit your
request, you will need to re-request it at a later date.
It is not possible for us to retain and resubmit all the
requests we have received.
Feel free to contact Cathy Imhoff (email@example.com,
or 301-794-1470) for further information about your requests.
Processing of the SWP and LWP low-dispersion Part 1 images
(pre-1990) is essentially complete. Nearly all the data
should now be available from the NDADS system for Goddard
images. These data include SWP images up to image
number 37929 and LWP images up to 17058. We are now
processing Goddard SWP low dispersion images taken after 1990.
If you are not familiar with the procedures for retrieving
data from NDADS, please contact the IUEDAC staff for help.
Editor: Dr. Michael Carini
Contributors: Mr. Randy Thompson
Dr. Tom Meylan
Ms. Suzy Crabb
Ms. Lyla Taylor
Dr. Cathy Imhoff
Dr. Andrew Michalitsianos
Dr. Yoji Kondo
Mr. Jim Caplinger