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July 1995                                 Volume 3, No. 7


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.

  • RECENT IUEDAC STAFF CHANGES
  • With the end of IUE operations a little over two months away, the IUE project is beginning to look towards life after IUE science operations. To that end, Dr. Thomas Meylan has moved from the position of Technical Supervisor of the IUEDAC to assisting IUE project management in the phasing out of IUE science operations. Dr. Michael Carini, the current IUEDAC Astronomer, has taken over as the Technical Lead of the IUEDAC. Mike will also continue to function as the IUEDAC Astronomer.

    mtc

  • 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 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 (news@iuedac.gsfc.nasa.gov), by calling (301) 286-7762, or by sending a note to:
    The IUE Project
    Degree Survey
    Code 684.9
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771
    


    yk/tm

  • BEWARE OF IDL V4.0!!!!!
  • The IUEDAC Staff have determined that some IUEDAC procedures are not compatible with IDL version 4.0. Apparently RSI has added and renamed some intrinsic IDL functions which now conflict with some IUEDAC internal variable names (e.g., the routine WFIT uses an internal variable named BETA which is now also the name of an intrinsic IDL function.) The IUEDAC staff are correcting these problems as they are discovered. rwt

    rwt

  • IUEDAC SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE UPDATES
  • Recent Software Changes:

    
    
    26-Jun  Updated versions of the following database
            tables have been implemented: ALIAS 
            (aliases for star names), IUECOAU (authors
            of IUE-related papers), and IUEJRNL 
            (IUE-related journal articles). The IUEJRNL 
            database (accessed via the IUEREF routine) 
            lists articles published through 1994, and 
            references specific IUE images for papers 
            published from 1978 to 1985 and 1990 to 1993.
    
    14-Jul  A new version of IDBHELP was implemented 
            which corrects a minor problem when FLAG 
            was specified as a string.
    
    14-Jul  New versions of WFIT and IUEBETA were 
            implemented which are compatible with 
            IDL version 4.
    
    19-Jul  A new version of STPAR was implemented 
            which prevents a problem which can occur 
            when multiple keywords are read from a binary
            table FITS file on unix systems.
    
    
    

    rwt

  • IUE IMAGE PROCESSING NEWS
  • IUESIPS BACKLOGS
  • In the last week or so, we have not been able to keep up with rapid influx of new data, so we have a backlog of about 80 images waiting to be processed through IUESIPS. This is about a week's worth of processing. We will try to handle "priority processing" images first, but if there are many such requests there may still be delays. If you have an urgent need to receive your processed data very quickly, please contact Cathy Imhoff (301-794-1470 or imhoff@iuegtc.gsfc.nasa.gov).

  • NEWSIPS STATUS
  • We have completed processing all the SWP low-dispersion data that we can do at this time. A number of images still need updated database information before they can be processed. We are working on that at this time, so hopefully these images can be processed very soon. In the next few weeks, we expect to receive the software and calibration updates that will permit us to process LWP low-dispersion images taken after 1990. Stay tuned for further updates!

    cli
    
    Editor:                Dr. Michael Carini 
    Contributors:          Mr. Randy Thompson  
                           Dr. Tom Meylan
                           Ms. Suzy Crabb
                           Ms. Lyla Taylor
                           Dr. Cathy Imhoff
                           Dr. Yoji Kondo 
    

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    Web Curator:

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

    Responsible NASA organization/official:

    Dr. Don West, IUE Operations Scientist.