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MUSE instrument software
Author(s): Gérard Zins; Arlette Pécontal; Marie Larrieu; Nathalie Girard; Aurélien Jarno; Claudio Cumani; Pedro Baksai; Mauro Comin; Mario Kiekebusch; Jens Knudstrup; Dan Popovic; Roland Bacon; Johan Richard; Remko Stuik; Joel Vernet
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Paper Abstract

MUSE Instrumentation Software is the software devoted to the control of the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), a second-generation VLT panoramic integral-field spectrograph instrument, installed at Paranal in January 2014. It includes an advanced and user-friendly GUI to display the raw data of the 24 detectors, as well as the on-line reconstructed images of the field of view allowing users to assess the quality of the data in quasi-real time. Furthermore, it implements the slow guiding system used to remove effects of possible differential drifts between the telescope guide probe and the instrument, and reach high image stability (<0.03 arcsec RMS stability). In this paper we report about the software design and describe the developed tools that efficiently support astronomers while operating this complex instrument at the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915224 (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055575
Show Author Affiliations
Gérard Zins, IPAG, CNRS-INSU, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)
Arlette Pécontal, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Marie Larrieu, UPS-OMP, IRAP, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Nathalie Girard, UPS-OMP, IRAP, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Aurélien Jarno, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Claudio Cumani, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pedro Baksai, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Mauro Comin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Mario Kiekebusch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jens Knudstrup, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Dan Popovic, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Roland Bacon, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Johan Richard, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Remko Stuik, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Joel Vernet, European Southern Observatory (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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