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Paper: Data Reduction and Handling for SPHERE
Volume: 394, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XVII
Page: 581
Authors: Pavlov, A.; Feldt, M.; Henning, Th.; the SPHERE team
Abstract: We present the Data Reduction and Handling (DRH) software developed for the SPHERE instrument. SPHERE is a second-generation instrument, designed and optimized for the direct imaging of extrasolar planets. Technical tolerances are the tightest ever for an instrument installed at the VLT, and SPHERE demands a rather unique DRH software package to accompany the data from the observation preparation to the search for planetary signals. The reduction process at the conceptual level is described and the critical issues related to above characteristics are addressed. The DRH system will be fully integrated into the ESO VLT system and it will use ESO Common Pipeline Library.
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