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VLT interferometry in the data flow system
Author(s): Pascal Ballester; Tom Licha; Derek J. McKay; Isabelle Percheron; Michele Peron; Andrea Richichi; Cyrus Sabet; Markus Wittkowski
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Paper Abstract

Science interferometry instruments are now available at the Very Large Telescope for observations in service mode; the MID-Infrared interferometry instrument, MIDI, started commissioning and has been opened to observations in 2003 and the AMBER 3-beam instrument shall follow in 2004. The Data Flow System is the VLT end-to-end software system for handling astronomical observations from the initial observation proposal phase through to the acquisition, archiving, processing, and control of the astronomical data. In this paper we present the interferometry specific components of the Data Flow System and the software tools which are used for the VLTI.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5493, Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551098
Show Author Affiliations
Pascal Ballester, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Tom Licha, Tekom GmbH (Germany)
Derek J. McKay, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Isabelle Percheron, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Michele Peron, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andrea Richichi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Cyrus Sabet, Tekom GmbH (Germany)
Markus Wittkowski, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5493:
Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies
Peter J. Quinn; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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