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Preparing Data Files

Before submitting data to OLAF, you may need to format your data files. The requirements for the various types of data are outlined below.

Telescope Spectral Tables

A spectral table is an ASCII table containing either 2 or 3 fixed-width columns, where the first column is wavelength, wave number, or frequency. The second column is an observed value, and the optional third column is error. View the complete list of requirements.

Laboratory Spectral Tables

A spectral table is an ASCII table containing either 2 or 3 fixed-width columns where the first column is wavelength, wave number, or frequency. The second column is an observed value, and the optional third column is error. View the complete list of requirements.

Time Series Tables (Lightcurves)

A time series table is an ASCII table containing either 2 or 3 fixed-width columns where the first column is a time, the second column is an observed value, and the optional third column is error. View the complete list of requirements.

General Tables

A table is an ASCII table with one or more fixed-width columns. View the complete list of requirements.

FITS Images

FITS images must contain image data. Currently FITS images that have multiple headers are not supported. View the complete list of requirements.

FITS Tables

FITS tables are not yet supported in OLAF.