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Paper: PySALT: The SALT Data Reduction Framework
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 375
Authors: Crawford, S. M.
Abstract: PySALT is the suite of data reduction tools for the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), a modern 10 m class telescope with a large user community consisting of 11 partner institutions. The current software supports all of the facility class instruments on the telescope. This includes SALTICAM (an imaging and acquisition camera with high speed modes), the Robert Stobie Spectrograph (a multi-mode medium resolution spectrograph), and the High Resolution Spectrograph. In addition to the data reduction tools, software for archiving, distribution, and assessing the data quality have also been developed. Most of the software has been developed in python and several new packages have been developed including ones for modelling spectrographs, reduction of high speed modes, and archiving and distribution of observations. The most recent addition to the package has been the tools for the reduction of observations from the High Resolution Spectrograph. These provide tools for reduction of all modes except the high stability mode.
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