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Paper: Data Analysis Concepts for the Next Generation Space Telescope
Volume: 145, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VII
Page: 173
Authors: Rosa, M. R.; Albrecht, R.; Freudling, W.; Hook, R. N.
Abstract: Several data analysis concepts, developed in response to the nature of HST data, are applicable to the optimum exploitation of data from NGST as well. Three examples are discussed in this paper: simulation of PSFs in combination with image restoration techniques, automatic extraction of slitless or multi--object spectra, and predictive calibration based on instrument software models. These tools already greatly enhance HST data analysis and the examples serve to demonstrate that S/W solutions to many of the challenging data-analysis requirements of NGST can be derived straight forwardly from the HST software environment.
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