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Paper: HSTCosmicrays: A Python Package for Analyzing Cosmic Rays in HST Calibration Data
Volume: 527, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIX
Page: 663
Authors: Miles, N. D.; Deustua, S.; Tancredi, G.
Abstract: HSTCosmicrays is a python–based pipeline designed to find and characterize cosmic rays found in dark frames (exposures taken with the shutter closed). Dark exposures are obtained routinely by all the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) instruments for calibration. The main processing pipeline runs locally or in the cloud on AWS. To date, we have characterized more than 1.2 billion cosmic rays in ≈76000 dark frames obtained with CCDs from the four active instruments ACS/HRC, ACS/WFC, STIS, WFC3/UVIS, and the legacy instrument WFPC2.
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