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The survey operation software system development for Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) on Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Atsushi Shimono; Naoyuki Tamura; Naruhisa Takato; Naoki Yasuda; Nao Suzuki; Craig P. Loomis; Robert H. Lupton; Yuki Moritani; Kiyoto Yabe
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Paper Abstract

The Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) is a wide-field, multi-object spectrograph accommodating 2394 fibers to observe the sky at the prime focus of the Subaru telescope. The software system to operate a spectroscopic survey is structured by the four packages: Instrument control software, exposure targeting software, data reduction pipeline, and survey planning and tracking software. In addition, we operate a database system where various information such as properties of target objects, instrument configurations, and observation conditions is stored and is organized via a standardized data model for future references to update survey plans and to scientific researches. In this article, we present an overview of the software system and describe the workflows that need to be performed in the PFS operation, with some highlights on the database that organizes various information from sub-processes in the survey operation, and on the process of fiber configuration from the software perspectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99133B (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232844
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Atsushi Shimono, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Naoyuki Tamura, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Naruhisa Takato, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Naoki Yasuda, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Nao Suzuki, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Craig P. Loomis, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Robert H. Lupton, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Yuki Moritani, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Kiyoto Yabe, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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