The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Monitor Telescope Pipeline

Show simple item record Tucker, Douglas Kent, Stephen Richmond, Michael Annis, James Smith, James Allam, S. Rodgers, C. Stute, J. Adelman-McCarthy, Jennifer Brinkman, Jonathan Doi, Mamoru Finkbeiner, Douglas Fukugita, Masataka Goldston, J. Greenway, B. Gunn, James Hendry, John Hogg, David Ichikawa, Shin-ichi Ivezic, Zeljko Knapp, Gillian Lampeitl, Hubert Lee, Brian Lin, Huan McKay, Timothy Merrelli, A. Munn, Jeffrey Neilsen, E. Newberg, H. Richards, Gordon Schlegel, David Stoughton, Christopher Uomoto, Alan Yanny, Brian 2008-11-17T20:24:06Z 2008-11-17T20:24:06Z 2006-11
dc.identifier.citation Astronomische Nachrichten 327 (2006) 821-843 en_US
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dc.description.abstract The photometric calibration of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a multi-step process which involves data from three different telescopes: the 1.0-m telescope at the US Naval Observatory (USNO), Flagstaff Station, Arizona (which was used to establish the SDSS standard star network); the SDSS 0.5-m Photometric Telescope (PT) at the Apache Point Observatory (APO), New Mexico (which calculates nightly extinctions and calibrates secondary patch transfer fields); and the SDSS 2.5-m telescope at APO (which obtains the imaging data for the SDSS proper). In this paper, we describe the Monitor Telescope Pipeline, MTPIPE, the software pipeline used in processing the data from the single-CCD telescopes used in the photometric calibration of the SDSS (i.e., the USNO 1.0-m and the PT). We also describe transformation equations that convert photometry on the USNO-1.0m u′g′r′i′z′ system to photometry the SDSS 2.5m ugriz system and the results of various validation tests of the MTPIPE software. Further, we discuss the semi-automated PT factory, which runs MTPIPE in the day-to-day standard SDSS operations at Fermilab. Finally, we discuss the use of MTPIPE in current SDSS-related projects, including the Southern u′g′r′i′z′ Standard Star project, the u′g′r′i′z′ Open Star Clusters project, and the SDSS extension (SDSS-II). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley InterScience: Astronomische Nachrichten en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 327 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 9 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries pps. 821-843 en_US
dc.subject Methods - data analysis en_US
dc.subject Techniques - image processing en_US
dc.subject Techniques - photometric en_US
dc.subject Surveys en_US
dc.title The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Monitor Telescope Pipeline en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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