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Paper: The MUSE Data Reduction Pipeline: Status after Preliminary Acceptance Europe
Volume: 485, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII
Page: 451
Authors: Weilbacher, P. M.; Streicher, O.; Urrutia, T.; Pécontal-Rousset, A.; Jarno, A.; Bacon, R.
Abstract: MUSE, a giant integral field spectrograph, is about to become the newest facility instrument at the VLT. It will see first light in February 2014. Here, we summarize the properties of the instrument as built and outline functionality of the data reduction system, that transforms the raw data that gets recorded separately in 24 IFUs by 4k CCDs, into a fully calibrated, scientifically usable data cube. We then describe recent work regarding geometrical of the instrument and testing of the processing pipeline, before concluding with results of the Preliminary Acceptance in Europe and an outlook to the on-sky commissioning.
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