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Control, acquisition and quick-look software for infrared spectrometers
Author(s): Emanuel Rossetti; Ernesto Oliva; Livia Origlia
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Paper Abstract

Modern IR spectrometers must be equipped with software well suited to a wide range of purposes starting from the low level controls and going through acquisition, handling and fast quick-look of data. Such a complex software structure can be conveniently managed by means of dedicated GUIs which allow one to access the system at different levels: from the lowest (cryogenic controls) to the highest (data acquisition and quick-look). We will briefly describe the structure of this software, whose original characteristics is in the use of SQLite. We will also show a couple of results from our quick-look procedure based on customized DS9 and IRAF. The software architecture, that we present here, is general and can be adapted to any astronomical instruments. We have specifically implemented and tested it on GIANO spectrometer

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 774032 (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856575
Show Author Affiliations
Emanuel Rossetti, Univ. di Bologna (Italy)
Ernesto Oliva, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Livia Origlia, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7740:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
Nicole M. Radziwill; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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