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Elixir: how to handle 2 trillion pixels
Author(s): Eugene A. Magnier; Jean-Charles Cuillandre
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Paper Abstract

The Elixir system at CFHT provides automatic data quality assurance and calibration for the wide-field mosaic imager camera CFH12K. Elixir consists of a variety of tools, including: a real-time analysis suite which runs at the telescope to provide quick feedback to the observers; a detailed analysis of the calibration data; and an automated pipeline for processing data to be distributed to observers. To date, 2.4 × 1012 night-time sky pixels from CFH12K have been processed by the Elixir system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4844, Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return III, (2 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460745
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Eugene A. Magnier, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4844:
Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return III
Peter J. Quinn, Editor(s)

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