The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) at Caltech/IPAC is the science center for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program and as such, NExScI operates three scientific archives: the NASA Exoplanet Archive (NEA), the Exoplanet Follow-up Observation Program Website (ExoFOP), and the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA). The NASA Exoplanet Archive supports research and mission planning by the exoplanet community by operating a service that provides stellar and planet parameters confirmed and candidate planets, numerous project data including those from CoRoT, Kepler, K2 and now TESS. The ExoFOP provides an environment for exoplanet observers to share and exchange information about observing, data, observing notes, and results regarding the Kepler, K2, and TESS candidates. KOA serves all raw science and calibration observations acquired by all active and decommissioned instruments at the W. M. Keck Observatory, as well as reduced data sets contributed by Keck observers. In the coming years, the NExScI archives will support a series of major endeavours allowing flexible, interactive analysis of the data available at the archives. These endeavours exploit a common infrastructure based upon modern interfaces such as JuypterLab and Python; the deployment of Python binary extensions for the compute-intensive Montage image mosaic engine is acting as a pathfinder for these efforts. Additionally, KOA is supporting an Observatory initiative to develop modern, Python based pipelines, and as part of this work, it has delivered a NIRSPEC reduction pipeline. The ensemble of pipelines will be accessible through the same environments.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #233
- Pub Date:
- January 2019