white_light step sums the spectroscopic flux over all
wavelengths in each integration of a multi-integration extracted
spectrum product to produce an integrated (“white”) flux as a
function of time for the target. This is to be applied to the
product in a spectroscopic Time-Series Observation (TSO), as part of
the calwebb_tso3 pipeline. Minimum and maximum
wavelengths may be provided to limit the summation to specified
wavelength bounds, with limits inclusive.
The input should be in the form of an
_x1dints product, which contains
extracted spectra from multiple integrations for a given target.
The algorithm performs a simple sum of the flux values over all
wavelengths for each extracted spectrum contained in the input product.
max_wavelength will modify the
bounds of the sum to the specified bounds.
The output product is a table of time vs. integrated flux values, stored
in the form of a ASCII ECSV (Extended Comma-Separated Value) file.
The product type suffix is