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Paper: Advanced Data Reduction Techniques for MUSE
Volume: 411, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVIII
Page: 159
Authors: Weilbacher, P.M.; Gerssen, J.; Roth, M.M.; Böhm,P.; Pécontal-Rousset, A.
Abstract: MUSE, a second-generation VLT instrument, will become the worldfs largest integral-field spectrograph. It will be an AO-assisted instrument which, in a single exposure, covers the wavelength range from 465 to 930nm with an average resolution of 3000 over a field of view of 1′×1′ with 0.2″ spatial sampling. Both the complexity and the rate of the data are a challenge for the data processing of this instrument. We will give an overview of the data-processing scheme that has been designed for MUSE. Specifically, we will use only a single resampling step from the raw data to the reduced data product. This allows us to improve data quality, accurately propagate variance, and minimize spreading of artifacts and correlated noise. This approach necessitates changes to the standard way in which reduction steps like wavelength calibration and sky subtraction are carried out, but can be expanded to include combination of multiple exposures.
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