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Paper: Real Time Streaming Analysis of IACT Data
Volume: 521, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVI
Page: 335
Authors: Bruegge, K.; Adam, J.; Ahnen, M.; Baack, D.; Balbo, M.; Bergmann, M.; Biland, A.; Bockermann, C.; Buss, J.; Blank, M.; Bretz, T.; Dmytriiev, A.; Dorner, D.; Egorov, A.; Einecke, S.; Hempfling, C.; Hildebrand, D.; Hughes, G.; Linhoff, L.; Mannheim, K.; Morik, K.; Mueller, S. A.; Neise, D.; Neronov, A.; Noethe, M.; Paravac, A.; Pauss, F.; Rhode, W.; Ruhe, T.; Shukla, A.; Temme, F.; Thaele, J.; Walter, R.
Abstract: FACT, The First G-APD Cherenkov telescope, is an Imaging Atmospheric Telescope (IACT) located at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on the Canary Island of La Palma. FACT is dedicated to monitor bright Blazars in the northern sky at TeV energies. FACT's continuous monitoring produces a dense sample of observation points for various active galactic nuclei (AGN). To help understand the mechanisms of cosmic ray acceleration, these sources need to be observed simultaneously over a wide range of wavelengths. A fast analysis process is needed to alert other experiments when the output of an observed source changes. This proceeding presents some details about FACT's real time analysis (RTA). A program which uses a streaming pipeline to apply machine learning models to the measured data in real time. All of the software presented here is freely available on GitHub at
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