Astro-WISE Processing of Wide-field Images and Other Data

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Abstract

Astro-WISE (Vriend et al. 2012) is the Astronomical Wide-field Imaging System for Europe (Valentijn et al. 2007). It is a scientific information system which consists of hardware and software federated over about a dozen institutes throughout Europe. It has been developed to exploit the ever increasing avalanche of data produced by astronomical surveys and data intensive scientific experiments in general. The demo explains the architecture of the Astro-WISE information system and shows the use of Astro-WISE interfaces. Wide-field astronomical images are derived from the raw image to the final catalog according to the user's request. The demo is based on the standard Astro-WISE guided tour, which can be accessed from the Astro-WISE website. The typical Astro-WISE data processing chain is shown, which can be used for data handling for a variety of different instruments, currently 14, including OmegaCAM, MegaCam, WFI, WFC, ACS/HST, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI
EditorsP. Ballester, D. Egret, N.P.F. Lorente
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages881
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2012

Publication series

NameASP Conference Series
Volume461

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