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Paper: The HST BestRef System - Determining the Proper Calibration Reference Files for an HST Exposure
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 824
Authors: Swam, M.S.; Lubow, S.; Hurt, L.
Abstract: This paper will describe the software architecture of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) BestRef system, which is used to determine the proper calibration reference files for a particular HST exposure. The system, which makes use of the HST Calibration Database System (CDBS), is highly table-driven, allowing additions of new reference file types to support continual instrument calibration development as well as each new science instrument added during HST servicing missions. The system also works in concert with the HST Archive Catalog database and its StarView and web-based user interfaces to supply archive users with the set of proper reference files for any exposure they might retrieve from the archive.
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