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Here you will find more detailed and more technical PACS documentation that will give you deeper insight into the instrument, its data and data products and its operation. If you are looking for even more detailed, technical or historical documentation on a specific topic and do not find it here, you should look in PACS Level 3.

PACS Data Products Overview

Spreadsheet of the relevant FITS keywords to identify the AOT of any PACS spectroscopy observation tarball of CSV + ReadMe; CSV of Metadata table; Excel of Metadata table; only ReadMe  (2017)

Ancillary Data Products

Highly-Processed Data Products

PACS Overview

instrument description

Observing Mode Release Notes

Performance and Calibration:

Calibration Overview Planning Documents

Calibration Framework

Photometer Calibration

Spectrometer Calibration:

Filter Curves:

Pointing Performance

PSF and beams:

Photometer beams:

Spectrometer beams:

Telescope Background

Bolometer Performance

Instrument Description

Focal Plane Geometry

Field of View

Radiation effects

PACS Data Processing

Spectroscopy

Photometry

Data Processing Workshops and Webinar Resources

HSC Workshops

NHSC Workshops and Webinars