Residual Soft Proton Contamination

Although a temporal filtering of the data will remove considerable contamination from SP flaring, and perhaps all of it for some observations, there is no guarantee that there will not be a significant residual flux. It has been our experience that this is the case for the majority of observations. We suggest an approach to account for residual SP contamination in the spectral fitting section below. Kuntz & Snowden (2008) characterizes the reasonable ranges of the variations in both the spectrum and spatial distribution over the detectors. Building on their results, tasks are included in this package which will spatially model fitted SP contamination in order to subtract it from images.