The QUEST data processing software pipeline

Peter Andrews, Charles Baltay, Anne Bauer, Nancy Ellman, Jonathan Jerke, Rochelle Lauer, David Rabinowitz, Julia Silge

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A program that we call the QUEST Data Processing Software Pipeline has been written to process the large volumes of data produced by the QUEST camera on the Samuel Oschin Schmidt Telescope at the Palomar Observatory. The program carries out both aperture and PSF photometry, combines data from different repeated observations of the same portion of sky, and produces a Master Catalog. A rough calibration of the data is carried out. This program, the calibration procedures, and quality checks on the output are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-714
Number of pages12
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Issue number868
StatePublished - Jun 2008


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