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Paper: NICMOS Calibration Pipeline---A Collaborative Project Between IDT and STScI
Volume: 101, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems V
Page: 281
Authors: Bushouse, H.; MacKenty, J.; Skinner, C.; Axon, D.; Stobie, E.; Schneider, G.
Abstract: The Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) is a second-generation instrument to be installed on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the second servicing mission in early 1997. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and the NICMOS Investigation Definition Team (IDT) are collaborating on the development of a data calibration pipeline where not only algorithms, but also code will be shared. STScI is developing its pipeline in the IRAF environment, while the IDT pipeline is being developed in an IDL environment. Code common to both environments is written in ANSI C. We describe the methodology used for this project, as well as hurdles overcome in making it work.
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