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Data products in the ESO Science Archive Facility
Author(s): Jörg Retzlaff; Magda Arnaboldi; Martino Romaniello; Pascal Ballester; Paul Carson; Nausicaa Delmotte; Vincenzo Forchi; Wolfram Freudling; Armin Gabasch; Cesar Enrique Garcia-Dabo; Reinhard Hanuschik; Wolfgang Hummel; Maurice Klein Gebbinck; John Lockhart; Alberto Micol; Andrea Modigliani; Isabelle Percheron; Artur Szostak; Ignacio Vera Sequeiros
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Paper Abstract

The European Southern Observatory Science Archive Facility is evolving from an archive containing predominantly raw data into a resource also offering science-grade data products for immediate analysis and prompt interpretation. New products originate from two different sources. On the one hand Principal Investigators of Public Surveys and other programmes reduce the raw observational data and return their products using the so-called Phase 3 - a process that extends the Data Flow System after proposal submission (Phase 1) and detailed specification of the observations (Phase 2). On the other hand raw data of selected instruments and modes are uniformly processed in-house, independently of the original science goal. Current data products assets in the ESO science archive facility include calibrated images and spectra, as well as catalogues, for a total volume in excess of 16 TB and increasing. Images alone cover more than 4500 square degrees in the NIR bands and 2400 square degrees in the optical bands; over 85000 individually searchable spectra are already available in the spectroscopic data collection. In this paper we review the evolution of the ESO science archive facility content, illustrate the data access by the community, give an overview of the implemented processes and the role of the associated data standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 914903 (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055905
Show Author Affiliations
Jörg Retzlaff, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Magda Arnaboldi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Martino Romaniello, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pascal Ballester, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paul Carson, Terma GmbH (Germany)
Nausicaa Delmotte, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Vincenzo Forchi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Wolfram Freudling, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Armin Gabasch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Cesar Enrique Garcia-Dabo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Reinhard Hanuschik, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Wolfgang Hummel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Maurice Klein Gebbinck, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
John Lockhart, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Alberto Micol, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andrea Modigliani, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Isabelle Percheron, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Artur Szostak, Informate International SA/NV (Belgium)
Ignacio Vera Sequeiros, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9149:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
Alison B. Peck; Chris R. Benn; Robert L. Seaman, Editor(s)

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