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Paper: Data Processing of the Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory-2 [CII] Survey
Volume: 523, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVIII
Page: 617
Authors: Shipman, R.; Seo, Y.; Tolls, V.; Peters, W.; Kavak, &.; Kulesa, C.; Walker, C.
Abstract: The second flight of the Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory (STO-2) was a balloon mission to survey parts of the Galactic Plane at [CII] transition at 1.9 THz. STO-2 surveyed approximately 2.5 deg2 of the Galactic Plane at a spatial resolution of 1'. The STO-2 data suffer significant system drifts that are only partially addressed by the observing cadence. A slightly altered calibration scheme is presented to address these drifts. We show how it was possible to extract calibrated data from STO-2 scans and, based on the work presented here, make recommendations for the future GUSTO mission.
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