Two new Rubin Science Platform Portal tutorials are available

Rubin Observatory DP0 delegates,

We would like to announce two new tutorials developed for you to learn the functionality of the Portal aspect of the Rubin Science Platform.

One, Portal Tutorial 4, is designed to familiarize you with creating one- and two-dimensional histograms using Rubin data. Typical use cases for the former would be the frequency of occurrence of some quantity (such as magnitude) among objects in your selected field. The use case for the latter might be the frequency of occurrence of objects characterized by two quantities (such as their color vs. magnitude) - such histograms are often called heatmaps. This is illustrated in the Tutorial via a development of a color-magnitude diagram of extended objects such as galaxies.

The second, Portal Tutorial 5, illustrates how to use ADQL query to extract a light curve of an object which was detected on some occasions as a DiaSource - but also including the Forced Photometry data for the times the object was observed, but not explicitly detected. The tutorial illustrates how to plot a multi-band light curve of such an object, where the data obtained in various bands are plotted in different colors.