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Change Requests and Planned Enhancements

IdDate AddedRequestorDescriptionResponseStatusRelease Date
1 13/11/2016 Robin Leadbeater The FITS header field MID-JD is not a BeSS requirement and so it should be possible to load files without this field populated. An amendment will be made so that the MID-JD can be calculated based on either the DATE-OBS and EXPTIME fields, or the DATE-END and EXPTIME fields. Complete 17/11/2016
2 16/11/2016 Ken Harrison Add ability to search by spectrograph type. Great idea. Awaiting Development
3 16/11/2016 John Paraskeva Add API or web service that would make it possible to upload a spectrum from an authorised app. Good idea but not likely in the short term. Under Consideration
4 12/11/2017 Andrew Smith One possible enhancement for echelle spectra plotting would be to let the user select a specific file/order or wavelength (with the software picking which order to display). I would prefer the latter as what wavelength range is where depends on the spectrograph. You would have to watch out for the overlap and pick the one nearest the center! This is possible though I would hope the wavelength selection functionality can provide most of the functionality that is needed. It is also worth noting that for detailed analysis it is often best to download the fits files. Under Consideration
5 23/05/2018 Robin Leadbeater The hyperlinks on the list object page do not work when the object name contains special characters like dot and hash. Needs investigation. Awaiting Development