25 July 2014 MUSE instrument software
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MUSE Instrumentation Software is the software devoted to the control of the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), a second-generation VLT panoramic integral-field spectrograph instrument, installed at Paranal in January 2014. It includes an advanced and user-friendly GUI to display the raw data of the 24 detectors, as well as the on-line reconstructed images of the field of view allowing users to assess the quality of the data in quasi-real time. Furthermore, it implements the slow guiding system used to remove effects of possible differential drifts between the telescope guide probe and the instrument, and reach high image stability (<0.03 arcsec RMS stability). In this paper we report about the software design and describe the developed tools that efficiently support astronomers while operating this complex instrument at the telescope.
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Gérard Zins, Gérard Zins, Arlette Pécontal, Arlette Pécontal, Marie Larrieu, Marie Larrieu, Nathalie Girard, Nathalie Girard, Aurélien Jarno, Aurélien Jarno, Claudio Cumani, Claudio Cumani, Pedro Baksai, Pedro Baksai, Mauro Comin, Mauro Comin, Mario Kiekebusch, Mario Kiekebusch, Jens Knudstrup, Jens Knudstrup, Dan Popovic, Dan Popovic, Roland Bacon, Roland Bacon, Johan Richard, Johan Richard, Remko Stuik, Remko Stuik, Joel Vernet, Joel Vernet, } "MUSE instrument software", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915224 (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055575; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055575
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