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Recent Updates

03/06/2018Altered multi-graph display to order spectra in legend by ascending JD.
23/05/2018Corrected typo in some spectrum plots which used spectum.
14/05/2018Replaced contact email address from the Variable Star Section Database Manager to a new dedicated Spectroscopy Database Manager email address.
02/12/2017Replaced additional submission requirements page with full submission requirements. Linked to from the Request a Login button and the submission requirements link on the upload spectra page.
22/01/2017Disabled validation functionality after discussion with other administrators. The number of spectra were too great to be individually reviewed. Instead will rely on individuals to submit valid spectra, and only observers who can create spectra of the required quality will be given logins. Pages amended: Database Statistics, Review Spectra, and Graph.
02/01/2017Fixed bug with Review Spectra page. Deleted spectra were showing when a value had been entered in the filter object search box.
04/12/2016Added a validation summary to the database statistics page.
27/11/2016When checking for duplicates during uploads added the start wavelength as a parameter. This is to fix a bug with uploading Eschelle spectra where multiple FITS files have the same bulk parameters but are for different wavelength ranges and are not duplicates.
22/11/2016Improved the wording for when a spectrum of a new object is uploaded to indicate that users now set these up in the next screen.
22/11/2016Modified FITS interpreter to set any negative intensity values to zero. Some BASS files have a negative or NaN as the first intensity value.
21/11/2016Extended the maximum FITS header blocks which can be read to 4.
20/11/2016Added capability to upload and display png as well as jpg associated images.
20/11/2016Added the filter object parameters to be included in the main Fetch Spectra query. So if someone selects a type of object then it will filter both the list of objects and the list of spectra.
18/11/2016Fixed issue with requirement for mid JD that is not part of the BeSS standard. Now able to calculate mid JD from DATE-OBS and EXPTIME.
17/11/2016Increased maximum FITS file size to 300KB to cope with Echelle spectrum in single FITS file.
16/11/2016Increased maximum number FITS files which can be uploaded in one go to 30 for normal spectra and 37 for Echelle spectra.
16/11/2016Fixed bug with user setup screen where defaults for flats, response correction and flux calibration were being set to the wrong database fields.
6/11/2016Added flat field to the database. Flag on the upload screen, an option for the default value in the user setup, and field displayed in the review spectra screen.
6/11/2016Fixed bug with user default response correction and flux calibration overriding entries when uploading spectra.