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The astrometric data-reduction software for exoplanet detection with PRIMA
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Paper Abstract

PRIMA/PACMAN is scheduled for commissioning on Paranal in late 2008 as part of the VLTI. In this paper, we discuss the important aspects of its astrometric data-reduction software. For example, the top-level requirements, interfaces to existing ESO software, data types, data levels, and data flow among the recipes dictate the overall design of any software package. In addition, the complexity of the PACMAN instrument, the long-term nature of astrometric observations, and the need to improve algorithms as the understanding of the hardware improves, impose additional requirements on the astrometric data-reduction software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70133V (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787560
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas M. Elias, Zentrum für Astronomie, Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Rainer Köhler, Zentrum für Astronomie, Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Ingo Stilz, Zentrum für Astronomie, Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Sabine Reffert, Zentrum für Astronomie, Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Ronny Geisler, Zentrum für Astronomie, Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Andreas Quirrenbach, Zentrum für Astronomie, Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Jeroen de Jong, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Françoise Delplancke, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Robert N. Tubbs, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Ralf Launhardt, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Thomas Henning, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Denis Mégevand, Observatoire Astronomique, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Didier Queloz, Observatoire Astronomique, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7013:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke, Editor(s)

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