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Paper: The VIRUS Emission Line Detection Recipe
Volume: 376, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI
Page: 281
Authors: Goessl, C.A.; Hopp, U.; Koehler, R.; Grupp, F.; Relke, H.; Drory, N.; Gebhardt, K.; Hill, G.; MacQueen, P.
Abstract: HETDEX, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment, will measure the imprint of the baryonic acoustic oscillations on the galaxy population at redshifts of 1.8 < z < 3.7 to constrain the nature of dark energy. The survey will be performed over at least 200 deg2. The tracer population for this blind search will be Ly-α emitting galaxies through their most prominent emission line. The data reduction pipeline will extract these emission line objects from ~ 35, 000 spectra per exposure (5 million per night, i.e. 500 million in total) while performing astrometric, photometric, and wavelength calibration fully automatically. Here we will present our ideas how to find and classify objects even at low signal-to-noise ratios.
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