Data reduction and analysis
The reduction and calibration of the raw SuprimeCam science data obtained from the SMOKA archive is performed by applying our data reduction pipeline, which is heavily based on the publicly available THELI pipeline (Schirmer 2013, Erben et al. 2005) and on the AstrOmatic software suite. Our reduction pipeline is being developed to require little manual intervention, thus enabling the reduction of a very large dataset in a reasonable timeframe.
For more information, have a look at this workflow representing the data reduction procedure.
- Identify point sources from SExtractor catalogs
- Compute the PSF model
- Measure PSF parameters relevant to quality control and image diagnostics