I want to get a star formation rate that is not instantaneous, but is more of a 500 Myr averaged SFH. I have an idea of what I could do to get that and just wanted to ask if this sounds like it would work.
Also, by "Instantaneous" Star formation rates, does the instantaneous mean stars born in just that snapshot? I don't think you can have truly instantaneous given it's in units of Msuns/yrs
That's correct, just note there are two possible masses you can sum which mean different things (PartType4/Masses and PartType4/GFM_InitialMass), be careful you use the one you want.
There is also an existing Star Formation Rates supplementary catalog you can compare with/use.
"Instantaneous" comes instead from the gas cells, and not the star particles. This is because every gas cell computes its current level of SFR.
Thanks! Just to be clear though, that supplementary catalog is not accessible from the JupyterLab, right?