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Paper: The Software System for the AAO's HERMES Spectrograph
Volume: 475, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXII
Page: 353
Authors: Shortridge, K.; Farrell, T.; Vuong, M.; Birchall, M.; Heald, R.
Abstract: The AAO's HERMES spectrograph will start operation in 2013. Its primary project will be a Galactic Archaeology survey that aims to reconstruct the early history of our Galaxy through precise measurements of the chemical abundances of one million stars. This paper describes some of the software aspects of the HERMES project: how it has evolved from the earlier AAO 2dF system, the extensive use of simulation for testing, the overall observing system, and the data reduction pipeline.
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