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Paper: Reducing Optical Observations With Python
Volume: 521, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVI
Page: 503
Authors: Crawford, S. M.
Abstract: A suite of python tools has been released for general reduction of optical observations. This includes ccdproc, an Astropy affiliated package for basic CCD reductions. The package is useful from student tutorials for learning CCD reductions to building science-quality reduction pipelines for observatories. In addition, we also present specreduce, a python package for reducing optical spectroscopy. The package includes an interactive graphical user interface for line identification as well as tools for extracting spectra. With this set of tools, pipelines can be built for instruments in relatively short times. While nearly complete, further improvements and enhancements are still needed and contributions are welcome.
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