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Paper: Infrared Imaging Data Reduction Software and Techniques
Volume: 238, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X
Page: 317
Authors: Sabbey, C. N.; McMahon, R. G.; Lewis, J. R.; Irwin, M. J.
Abstract: Developed to satisfy certain design requirements not met in existing packages (e.g., full weight map handling) and to optimize the software for large data sets (non-interactive tasks that are CPU and disk efficient), the InfraRed Data Reduction software package is a small ANSI C library of fast image processing routines for automated pipeline reduction of infrared (dithered) observations. The software includes stand-alone C programs for tasks such as running sky frame subtraction with object masking, image registration and co-addition with weight maps, dither offset measurement using cross-correlation, and object mask dilation. Although currently used for near-IR mosaic images, the modular software is concise and readily adaptable for reuse in other work. IRDR, available via anonymous ftp at in pub/sabbey
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