READNOISE Reference File

REFTYPE

READNOISE

Data model

ReadnoiseModel

The READNOISE reference file contains a pixel-by-pixel map of read noise, which is used in estimating the expected noise in each pixel.

Reference Selection Keywords for READNOISE

CRDS selects appropriate READNOISE references based on the following keywords. READNOISE is not applicable for instruments not in the table. All keywords used for file selection are required.

Instrument

Keywords

FGS

INSTRUME, DETECTOR, READPATT, SUBARRAY, DATE-OBS, TIME-OBS

MIRI

INSTRUME, DETECTOR, READPATT, SUBARRAY, DATE-OBS, TIME-OBS

NIRCam

INSTRUME, DETECTOR, READPATT, SUBARRAY, DATE-OBS, TIME-OBS

NIRISS

INSTRUME, DETECTOR, READPATT, SUBARRAY, DATE-OBS, TIME-OBS

NIRSpec

INSTRUME, DETECTOR, READPATT, SUBARRAY, DATE-OBS, TIME-OBS

Standard Keywords

The following table lists the keywords that are required to be present in all reference files. The first column gives the FITS keyword names. The second column gives the jwst data model name for each keyword, which is useful when using data models in creating and populating a new reference file. The third column gives the equivalent meta tag in ASDF reference file headers, which is the same as the name within the data model meta tree (second column).

FITS Keyword

Data Model Name

ASDF meta tag

AUTHOR

model.meta.author

author

DATAMODL

model.meta.model_type

model_type

DATE

model.meta.date

date

DESCRIP

model.meta.description

description

FILENAME

model.meta.filename

N/A

INSTRUME

model.meta.instrument.name

instrument: {name}

PEDIGREE

model.meta.pedigree

pedigree

REFTYPE

model.meta.reftype

reftype

TELESCOP

model.meta.telescope

telescope

USEAFTER

model.meta.useafter

useafter

NOTE: More information on standard required keywords can be found here: Standard Required Keywords

Type Specific Keywords for READNOISE

In addition to the standard reference file keywords listed above, the following keywords are required in READNOISE reference files, because they are used as CRDS selectors (see Reference Selection Keywords for READNOISE):

Keyword

Data Model Name

DETECTOR

model.meta.instrument.detector

READPATT

model.meta.exposure.readpatt

SUBARRAY

model.meta.subarray.name

BUNIT1

model.meta.bunit_data

1 BUNIT is not used as a CRDS selector, but is required in the “SCI” extension header of READNOISE reference files to document the units of the data. The expected value is “DN”.

Reference File Format

The READNOISE reference file is a FITS file with a single IMAGE extension, which contains a 2-D floating-point array of read noise values per pixel. The units of the read noise should be DN and should be the CDS (Correlated Double Sampling) read noise, i.e. the effective noise between any pair of non-destructive detector reads. The FITS primary HDU does not contain a data array. The characteristics of the FITS extensions are as follows:

EXTNAME

XTENSION

NAXIS

Dimensions

Data type

SCI

IMAGE

2

ncols x nrows

float