University of Waterloo Herschel-HIFI Group

Links and Resources for Supporting Data Processing

This page is a HIFI Data Processing Information Centre. It will be regularly updated to provide you with the most up-to-date links related to Data Processing.


It is important to register to the Herschel Centre because your registration will allow you to access data, send helpdesk tickets, and receive the latest Herschel eNews. Link to register

HSpot download

HSpot News: Fix for Mac OS X

Latest e-News from HSC

Herschel Science Centre Main webpage

Helpdesk to submit a ticket

Herschel Science Archive (HSA)

Herschel Data Processing where you can download HIPE (Herschel Interactive Processing Environment)

What's New in HIPE

HIFI Instrument and Calibration web pages where you will find calibration documents for e.g. sideband ratio correction, strong continuum, new beam and coupling efficiency, etc...

News on purification of band 3B (12.Feb.2013)

Three important HIFI performance papers:

Herschel/HIFI In-flight Commissioning and Performance
Twenty-First International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, held March 23-25, 2010 at Oxford University's Said Business Center and the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK. National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), 2010., p.40-45

The HIFI OD-81 Anomaly
Twenty-First International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, held March 23-25, 2010 at Oxford University's Said Business Center and the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK. National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), 2010., p.33-39

In-orbit Performance of Herschel-HIFI
A&A January 2012, Vol 537

Herschel Publishing Rules and Guidelines

Links that were pertinent during the 'Announcement of Opportunity':

HIFI Quick Facts (2011) PDF

The Herschel Reserved Observations Search Tool HROST

To consult the asbtracts of approved programmes: Key Programmes - GT-1 and OT-1 -GT-2 and OT-2 -Filler Programmes

Herschel Observation Planning Tool HSpot

Reference to the to background image of Orion