28 June 2006 Pipeline reductions of VLTI/MIDI data and quality control
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Since April of 2004, the MIDI mid-infrared beam combiner has been used on the VLTI of the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal for service and visitor mode observations. All calibrator data taken are in the public archive, and tools are being developed and used by Paranal Science Operations and Garching Data Flow Operations and Quality Control to study instrument performance and provide users with nightly performance parameters. These tools are also available to the visitors of Paranal. We report on strategies and results for the first interferometric instrument which had been offered to the astronomical community in service mode. That operation model, with users not necessarily experts in interferometry, deserves special attention to the issues of successful use and reliability of the data.
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Christian A. Hummel, Christian A. Hummel, Isabelle Percheron, Isabelle Percheron, } "Pipeline reductions of VLTI/MIDI data and quality control", Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 62683X (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671337; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671337


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