We describe the data flow in the operation of the VEGA/CHARA instrument. After a brief summary of the main characteristics and scientific objectives of the VEGA instrument, we explain the standard procedure from the scientific idea up to the execution of the observation. Then, we describe the different steps done after the observation, from the raw data to the archives and the final products. Many tools are used and we show how the Virtual Observatory principles have been implemented for the interoperability of these software and databases.
Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
- Pub Date:
- December 2013
- control software;
- data flow;
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- 9 pages, 3 figures