In this paper, we describe the optical imaging data processing pipeline developed for the Subaru Telescope's Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) instrument. The HSC Pipeline builds on the prototype pipeline being developed by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's Data Management system, adding customizations for HSC, large-scale processing capabilities, and novel algorithms that have since been reincorporated into the LSST codebase. While designed primarily to reduce HSC Subaru Strategic Program (SSP) data, it is also the recommended pipeline for reducing general-observer HSC data. The HSC pipeline includes high-level processing steps that generate coadded images and science-ready catalogs as well as low-level detrending and image characterizations.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
- Pub Date:
- January 2018
- methods: data analysis;
- techniques: image processing;
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- 39 pages, 21 figures, 2 tables. Submitted to Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan