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Science data production at ESO: strategy, plans, and lessons learned
Author(s): Martino Romaniello; Wolfram Freudling; Alain Smette; Christophe Dumas; Pascal Ballester
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Paper Abstract

ESO aims at supporting the production of science grade data products for all of its Paranal instruments. This serves the dual purpose of facilitating the immediate exploitation of the data by the respective PIs, as well as the longer term one by the community at large through the ESO Science Archive Facility. The production of science grade data products requires an integrated approach to science and calibration observations and the development of software to process and calibrate the raw data. Here we present ESO's strategy to complement the in-house generation of data products with contributions returned by our users. The most relevant lessons we have learned in the process are discussed, as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 773718 (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856954
Show Author Affiliations
Martino Romaniello, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Wolfram Freudling, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Alain Smette, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Christophe Dumas, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Pascal Ballester, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7737:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III
David R. Silva; Alison B. Peck; B. Thomas Soifer, Editor(s)

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