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QC1 parameter 
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Remarks 
method 
value 
unit 
method 
value 
1 
•  QC1DB 
MEDIAN 
2.57 
ADU 
VAL  0.9,3.5 
17 
qc_darkmed_ave 
this 
last_yr 
all

median dark level, as computed from the master dark 
2 
•  QC1DB 
MEDIAN 
0.225 
ADU 
VAL  0.7,1.2 
17 
qc_darkmed_stdev 
this 
last_yr 
all

standard deviation of median dark level 
3 
•  QC1DB 
MEDIAN 
2.98 
ADU 
VAL  2.7,3.1 
17 
qc_ron2 
this 
last_yr 
all

rms noise derived by subtracting 2 consecutive raw darks (normalized to DET.DIT = 1 second) 
4 
•  QC1DB 
MEDIAN 
2.08 
ADU 
VAL  1.6,2.5 
17 
qc_gaf_fpn 
this 
last_yr 
all

fixed pattern noise as computed by fitting a Gaussian to the master dark histogram 
5 
•  QC1DB 
MEDIAN 
8.89e+03 
number 
VAL  2000,20000 
17 
qc_bpm_nbadpix 
this 
last_yr 
all

number of pixels with a high dark current 
6 
•  QC1DB 
MEDIAN 
0.0658 
unitless 
VAL  0.5,0.7 
17 
qc_oes1 
this 
last_yr 
all

raw file 1:median ratio of oddeven column stripes in the area of slitlet THIS IS NOT scored 
7 
•  QC1DB 
MEDIAN 
0.0142 
unitless 
VAL  0.5,0.45 
17 
qc_oes2 
this 
last_yr 
all

raw file 2:median ratio of oddeven column stripes in the area of slitlet THIS IS NOT scored 
8 
•  QC1DB 
MEDIAN 
0.00161 
unitless 
VAL  0.5,1 
17 
qc_oes3 
this 
last_yr 
all

raw file 3:median ratio of oddeven column stripes in the area of slitlet THIS IS NOT scored 

*Data sources: QC1DB: QC1 database; LOCAL: local data source

Plot 1 scores: 3
 data source:  sinfoni_dark (QC1 database) 
dataset:  qc_darkmed_ave  • 
median:  2.57  ADU 
fixed thresholds:  0.9...3.5  ADU 
N_data plotted:  17 
[click on plot for closeup] 
Plot 2 scores: 3
 data source:  sinfoni_dark (QC1 database) 
dataset:  qc_darkmed_stdev  • 
median:  0.225  ADU 
fixed thresholds:  0.7...1.2  ADU 
N_data plotted:  17 
[click on plot for closeup] 
Plot 3 scores: 3
 data source:  sinfoni_dark (QC1 database) 
dataset:  qc_ron2  • 
median:  2.98  ADU 
fixed thresholds:  2.7...3.1  ADU 
N_data plotted:  17 
[click on plot for closeup] 
Plot 4 scores: 3
 data source:  sinfoni_dark (QC1 database) 
dataset:  qc_gaf_fpn  • 
median:  2.08  ADU 
fixed thresholds:  1.6...2.5  ADU 
N_data plotted:  17 
[click on plot for closeup] 
Plot 5 scores: 3
 data source:  sinfoni_dark (QC1 database) 
dataset:  qc_bpm_nbadpix  • 
median:  8.89e+03  number 
fixed thresholds:  2000...20000  number 
N_data plotted:  17 
[click on plot for closeup] 
Plot 6 scores: not implemented
 data source:  sinfoni_dark (QC1 database) 
dataset:  qc_oes1  • 
median:  0.0658  unitless 
fixed thresholds:  0.5...0.7  unitless 
N_data plotted:  17 
[click on plot for closeup] 
Plot 7 scores: not implemented
 data source:  sinfoni_dark (QC1 database) 
dataset:  qc_oes2  • 
median:  0.0142  unitless 
fixed thresholds:  0.5...0.45  unitless 
N_data plotted:  17 
[click on plot for closeup] 
Plot 8 scores: not implemented
 data source:  sinfoni_dark (QC1 database) 
dataset:  qc_oes3  • 
median:  0.00161  unitless 
fixed thresholds:  0.5...1  unitless 
N_data plotted:  17 
[click on plot for closeup] 
This plot
These are the trending plots for the SINFONI QC parameters derived from DARK frames.
These plots describe:
1. the median DARK level, as computed from each master dark frame.
2. the standard deviation of the median DARK level.
3. the rootmeansquared noise, as derived by subtracting two consecutive raw dark frames, computing a median standard deviation in
selected subwindows, computing a median standard deviation in selected subwindows in the difference image, and then
normalizing to DET.DIT=1 second.
4. the fixed pattern noise, as computed by fitting a Gaussian to the histogram
of the master dark frames. The fpn is simply the standard deviation of Gaussian.
5. the number of pixels with a high dark current.
6/7/8. the oddeven column stripes in the area of slitlet #25. If med(odd) = median of all odd columns in the area of slitlet #25
and med(even) = median of all even columns in the area of slitlet #25 then, this plot is defined as:
oes25 = 2 * (med(odd)  med(even)) / (med(odd) + med(even))
the plots show the effect for the first 3 raw files of the DARK
DARK current and RON higher than usual could be due to an increase of the detector temperature (INS.TEMP6.VAL), grating temperature (INS.TEMP13.VAL) or of the rack
temperature (INS.TEMP6.VAL). Check also INS.SENS13.ST (Detector warm mode).
Find more information about SINFONI DARK frames
here.
Other QC parameters related to detector properties (like dark level,
linearity, gain, etc.) are also trended
here.
General information
Click on any of the plots to see a closeup version.
The latest date is indicated on top of the plot.
If configured,
 data points belonging to the latest date are specially marked
 statistical averages are indicated by a solid line, and thresholds by broken lines
 outliers are marked by a red asterisk. They are defined as data points outside the
threshold lines
 "aliens" (= data points outside the plot Y limits) are marked by a red arrow (↑ or ↓)
 you can download the data for each parameter set if the 'Data downloads' link shows up
