29 July 2010 Science data production at ESO: strategy, plans, and lessons learned
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ESO aims at supporting the production of science grade data products for all of its Paranal instruments. This serves the dual purpose of facilitating the immediate exploitation of the data by the respective PIs, as well as the longer term one by the community at large through the ESO Science Archive Facility. The production of science grade data products requires an integrated approach to science and calibration observations and the development of software to process and calibrate the raw data. Here we present ESO's strategy to complement the in-house generation of data products with contributions returned by our users. The most relevant lessons we have learned in the process are discussed, as well.
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Martino Romaniello, Wolfram Freudling, Alain Smette, Christophe Dumas, Pascal Ballester, "Science data production at ESO: strategy, plans, and lessons learned", Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 773718 (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856954; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856954


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