New Data Distribution Procedures
As of 1 December 2004, CXC Operations are running DS Release 7.4.
This release includes a large number of changes in the way data are
being handled, with two changes that will be very visible to the
- The software that creates the V&V reports has been completely
replaced. Consequently, they will look different and they will be in
PDF format. The primary package will contain a V&V report that is
similar in length to what you are used to. The secondary package
will, in addition, contain a V&V reference document (also PDF) that is
considerably longer and contains much more detail
- The on-line data distribution will no longer work through
pre-packaged tar files that are put in an ftp staging area. Users
(PIs and Observers) will still be notified that new data have become
available, but they will be directed to retrieve the data through
WebChaSeR using its login feature (either the proposal or PI
account) as long as the data are proprietary; the e-mail message will
contain a reminder of relevant information.
Please note that anybody can retrieve the non-proprietary data
products for a proprietary observation. But one needs to be logged in
to the authorized PI or proposal account in order to have the
proprietary products (in particular, the event files and the images)
included in the retrieval package.