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Korea microlensing telescope network: data management plan
Author(s): Chung-Uk Lee; Dong-Jin Kim; Seung-Lee Kim; Byeong-Gon Park; Sang-Mok Cha
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Paper Abstract

We are developing three 1.6m optical telescopes and 18k by 18k mosaic CCD cameras. These telescopes will be installed and operated at three southern astronomical sites in Chile, South Africa, and Australia for the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet) project. The main scientific goal of the project is to discover earth-like extrasolar planets using the gravitational microlensing technique. To achieve the goal, each telescope at three sites will continuously monitor the specific region of Galactic bulge with 2.5 minute cadence for five years. Assuming 12 hour observation in maximum for a night, the amount of 200GB file space is required for one-night observations at each observatory. If we consider the whole project period and the data processing procedure, a few PB class data storage, high-speed network, and high performance computers are essential. In this paper, we introduce the KMTNet data management plan that handles gigantic data; observation data collecting, image calibration, data reduction pipeline, database archiving, and backup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8451, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, 84511V (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925109
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Chung-Uk Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Dong-Jin Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Seung-Lee Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Byeong-Gon Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Sang-Mok Cha, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8451:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II
Nicole M. Radziwill; Gianluca Chiozzi, Editor(s)

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