HIRES Output Files


The main images are the surface brightness images. In addition, there are several diagnostic image types produced. These ancillary images are essential to the interpretation of the HIRES results. See the HIRES Image Types for more information and detailed descriptions of the various types of HIRES images.

There are a total of 80 files produced. They are the following:

bem_[name]_[b#]_20.fits simulator input "spike" plus background model for beam sample images
cfv_[name]_[b#]_[iter].fits correction factor variance
cvg_[name]_[b#].fits coverage
det_[name]_[b#].fits detector track images
img_[name]_[b#]_[iter].fits surface brightness (main images)
img_[name]_bem_[b#]_[iter].fits HIRES'd beam sample images
phn_[name]_[b#]_[iter].fits photometric noise
spk_[name]_[b#] spike information


  • [name] --- is the object name you specified

  • [b#] --- is the band number (1, 2, 3, and 4 for 12, 25, 60, and 100 µm respectively)

  • [iter] --- is the iteration number

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