12 July 2008 Future perfect: optimal observing and data reduction strategies
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This paper describes a new workflow for defining the observation process from initial application through to data reduction. It aims to optimize the time on target for each observation, enabling an observatory to perform more science. It also aims to improve the quality of decision making by ensuring an expert determines each parameter. We also describe a new science product, the instrument function, which is normally left out of most data packages.
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Matthew Horrobin, Matthew Horrobin, } "Future perfect: optimal observing and data reduction strategies", Proc. SPIE 7016, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II, 701614 (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787816; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.787816
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