Spitzer Documentation & Tools

Purpose and Description

The Spitzer IRS Custom Extraction (SPICE) software is a JAVA-based tool to interactively extract Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) spectra.


SPICE is designed to allow the user to:

  • visualize the extraction performed by the IRS pipeline
  • examine features at known wavelengths in the 2D dispersed image
  • extract multiple targets along the slit
  • extract local sky spectra along the slit
  • re-extract target spectra after sky subtraction on the 2D dispersed image
  • re-extract target spectra after interpolation over e.g. bad pixels
  • extract spectra from multiple frames in Batch Mode