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AMBER data structure, processing, and calibration
Author(s): David Mouillet; Gilles Duvert; Thierry Forveille; Karl-Heinz Hofmann; Fabien Malbet; Michel Sacchettini; Dieter Schertl
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Paper Abstract

AMBER, the near-infrared VLTI focal instrument, will produce a huge amount of data dedicated a large astronomical community, even not experts in interferometry. It will offer several observing modes, involving 2 or 3 apertures, of either 8 m or 1.8 m, providing various spectral resolution, sensitivity or accuracy. We present here the corresponding data structure and processing scheme. This scheme is designed so as to provide the observer with useful on-line indicators of the observation quality and to eventually produce calibrated (i.e. instrument and conditions independent) complex visibilities, for each observing mode. It will also enable the observer to re-do part or the whole data processing flow. Finally, the specificity of this data structure and data flow or, on contrary, its usability for other interferometric instruments will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390217
Show Author Affiliations
David Mouillet, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Gilles Duvert, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Thierry Forveille, Observatoire de Grenoble (United States)
Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Fabien Malbet, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Michel Sacchettini, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Dieter Schertl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4006:
Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach, Editor(s)

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