calibration data are pipeline-processed to create calibration products. The technical
performance of the instrument is measured by QC1 parameters which
are obtained by either pipeline procedures or QC-intrinsic python routines. All measured QC1 parameters are stored in
the QC1 database.
Their evolution with time is evaluated by the trending process. SINFONI QC1 parameters
are routinely measured for all calibration and science products measured in SINFONI
pipeline supported modes.
The plots shown here are trending plots.
They show the evolution of the last 90, 180, or 365 days up to the date for which data have
been processed by the pipeline in Garching. The latest date in the trending plots is usually 10 or more days behind the
observing night due to the hard disk delivery times between South America and Europe. QC1 parameters
of data still on their way to Europe are monitored via Health Check Plots.
They are based on ftp transfer of data and are assessed within minutes.
The following properties of the SINFONI detector and instrument are trended:
DARKS(for DITS: 60, 120, 300, 600, and 900 seconds)
sigma of median
number of hot pixels
and ratio of odd/even column stripes
HCAO(only obtained for the K-band at the 25 mas pixel scale)
median strehl ratio
median encircled energy
standard deviation of the strehl ratio
mean flux of the extracted fibre spectrum
FLATS(all gratings: J, H, K, and H+K; and pixel scales: 25, 100, and 250 mas)
number of bad pixels
fixed-patttern noise (as measured in two different regions)
WAVE(all gratings: J, H, K, and H+K; and pixel scales: 25, 100, and 250 mas)