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Quality control and data flow operations of the survey instrument VIRCAM
Author(s): Wolfgang Hummel; Reinhard Hanuschik; Lander de Bilbao; Steffen Mieske; Thomas Szeifert; Valentin Ivanov; Sandra Castro
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Paper Abstract

VIRCAM is the wide field infrared camera of the VISTA survey telescope on Paranal. VIRCAM, operated by ESO since Oct. 2009, is equipped with 16 detectors and produces on average 150 Gigabytes of data per night. In the following article we describe the back-end data flow operations and in particular the quality control procedures which are applied to ESO VIRCAM data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 77371H (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856414
Show Author Affiliations
Wolfgang Hummel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Reinhard Hanuschik, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Lander de Bilbao, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (Spain)
Ctr. Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
Steffen Mieske, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Thomas Szeifert, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Valentin Ivanov, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Sandra Castro, 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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