white_light step sums the spectroscopic flux over all
wavelengths in each integration of a multi-integration extracted
spectrum product to produce an integrated (“white”) flux as a
function of time for a target. This is usually applied to the _x1dints
product in a spectroscopic Time-Series Observation (TSO), as part of
The input should be in the form of an _x1dints product, which contains extracted spectra from multiple integrations for a given target.
The algorithm performs a simple sum of the flux values over all wavelengths for each extracted spectrum contained in the input product.
The output product will be a table of time vs. integrated flux, stored in the form of a ECSV (Extended Comma-Separated Value) file.