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Supporting observatory operations: the archive in the middle
Author(s): Benoit Pirenne
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Paper Abstract

Going from the astronomer submitting an observing proposal to the reception of the data of the corresponding observations requires quite a number of steps: TAC/OPC selection, phase II, scheduling, observations, quality control, data pre-reduction and data delivery. In this contribution, the architecture of ESO's data flow and in particular the evolution of the concept, role an even definition of the archive is presented. Coming from the tail end of the ESO data flow, the archive is now the central repository of information about observations and plays initially mostly a technical, operational role.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5493, Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551146
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Benoit Pirenne, 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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