The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Monitor Telescope Pipeline

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dc.contributor.author Tucker, Douglas
dc.contributor.author Kent, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Richmond, Michael
dc.contributor.author Annis, James
dc.contributor.author Smith, James
dc.contributor.author Allam, S.
dc.contributor.author Rodgers, C.
dc.contributor.author Stute, J.
dc.contributor.author Adelman-McCarthy, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Brinkman, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Doi, Mamoru
dc.contributor.author Finkbeiner, Douglas
dc.contributor.author Fukugita, Masataka
dc.contributor.author Goldston, J.
dc.contributor.author Greenway, B.
dc.contributor.author Gunn, James
dc.contributor.author Hendry, John
dc.contributor.author Hogg, David
dc.contributor.author Ichikawa, Shin-ichi
dc.contributor.author Ivezic, Zeljko
dc.contributor.author Knapp, Gillian
dc.contributor.author Lampeitl, Hubert
dc.contributor.author Lee, Brian
dc.contributor.author Lin, Huan
dc.contributor.author McKay, Timothy
dc.contributor.author Merrelli, A.
dc.contributor.author Munn, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.author Neilsen, E.
dc.contributor.author Newberg, H.
dc.contributor.author Richards, Gordon
dc.contributor.author Schlegel, David
dc.contributor.author Stoughton, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Uomoto, Alan
dc.contributor.author Yanny, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-17T20:24:06Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-17T20:24:06Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11
dc.identifier.citation Astronomische Nachrichten 327 (2006) 821-843 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/7537
dc.description RIT community members may access full-text via RIT Libraries licensed databases: http://library.rit.edu/databases/
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
dc.identifier.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asna.200610655

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