The 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 caltso3 pipeline.

Input details

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.

Output 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.