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Paper: JWST/NIRSpec Multi-Object Spectroscopy: Calibration and Data Products
Volume: 507, Multi-Object Spectroscopy in the Next Decade: Big Questions, Large Surveys, and Wide Fields
Page: 319
Authors: Muzerolle, J.
Abstract: The James Webb Space Telescope will have a multi-object spectroscopic (MOS) capability as part of its Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec). This mode will enable observations of up to ∼ 100 or more objects in a single exposure using a microshutter array containing a quarter-million independently operable shutters. The complexity of this data requires a robust and carefully constructed processing pipeline that can deliver well-calibrated and intelligently-organized data to the user. Here I describe the basic processing steps that will be part of the pipeline, including how we will account for problematic aspects including wavelength calibration and background subtraction. I also outline the expected format of the pipeline data products that will be delivered, and how the data can be handled interactively using data analysis and visualization tools that will also be provided.
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