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Using the Spitzer IRAC science archive for instrument trending

Krick, Jessica and Ingalls, James and Lowrance, Patrick and Carey, Sean and Christiansen, Jessie and Glaccum, William and Grillmair, Carl and Laine, Seppo (2018) Using the Spitzer IRAC science archive for instrument trending. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10698. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 106985Y. ISBN 9781510619494.

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We present a database of reduced data for all staring mode observations taken with the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) during the Spitzer warm mission to monitor instrument performance, predict future instrument performance, and facilitate exoplanet and brown dwarf science. Our motivation is to be informed so that we can mitigate the impact of changing thermal conditions on science. Monitoring current trends allows us to predict future instrument performance and to adjust our recommended suite of best practices and calibrations accordingly. From this database we show that instrumental effects detrimental to high precision photometry either remain stable or improve. A uniform reduction of all IRAC light curves has never before been published, and will enable powerful science including accurate comparative studies of exoplanets and brown dwarfs. IRAC has been performing well throughout the warm mission and we expect performance to remain excellent.

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Ingalls, James0000-0003-4714-1364
Lowrance, Patrick0000-0001-8014-0270
Carey, Sean0000-0002-0221-6871
Christiansen, Jessie0000-0002-8035-4778
Grillmair, Carl0000-0003-4072-169X
Laine, Seppo0000-0003-1250-8314
Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Subject Keywords:Spitzer IRAC; trending; high precision photmetry; big data
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10698
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20181207-093644699
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Official Citation:Jessica Krick, Jim Ingalls, Patrick Lowrance, Sean Carey, Jessie Christiansen, William Glaccum, Carl Grillmair, Seppo Laine, "Using the Spitzer IRAC science archive for instrument trending," Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106985Y (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2310185
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:07 Dec 2018 21:18
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