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Paper: An On-the-fly Calibration Pipeline for the HST WFPC-2 using OPUS
Volume: 172, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VIII
Page: 203
Authors: Swam, Michael S.; Swade, Daryl A.
Abstract: An On-the-Fly Calibration System (OTFC) is being developed for selected instruments of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) with a primary goal of providing HST Archive users with the most up-to-date calibration in their archive retrievals. The first instrument selected for this project is the Wide-Field/Planetary Camera-2 (WFPC-2), and a calibration pipeline for the WFPC-2 has been developed for OTFC using the OPUS pipeline architecture. This paper will describe the design of the OTFC WFPC-2 pipeline and the many benefits of using OPUS, including distributed multi-processing capabilities, reliable and robust function (the HST pre-archive calibration pipeline has been using OPUS for almost 3 years), high levels of code re-use, ease of integration of third-party products, and short development timescales.
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