The Dark Energy Survey Project and NOAO have produced a world class, large format camera for the CTIO Blanco Telescope. This camera, called the Dark Energy Camera or DECam, with 62 CCDs and a ∼20 second readout is capable of producing a very large amount of data. NOAO and the DES Data Management (DESDM) team have worked together to develop a Community Pipeline (CP) to produce calibrated data products for community users (the DES has its own dedicated pipeline with the same or similar components). First light and commissioning occurred in the fall of 2012 and the camera and pipeline have had nearly a year of operation and evolution. The CP has recently reach a production level with good data quality products. This paper provides an overview of this DECam Community Pipeline.
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII
- Pub Date:
- May 2014