CARMENES: data flow



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Alonso Floriano, F.J. and Cortés Contreras, Miriam and López Santiago, Javier and Montes Gutiérrez, David (2016) CARMENES: data flow. Proceedings of SPIE, 9910 . ISSN 0277-786X

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CARMENES, the new Calar Alto spectrograph especially built for radial-velocity surveys of exoearths around M dwarfs, is a very complicated system. For reaching the goal of 1 m/s radial-velocity accuracy, it is appropriate not only to monitor stars with the best observing procedure, but to monitor also the parameters of the CARMENES subsystems and safely store all the engineer and science data. Here we describe the CARMENES data flow from the different subsystems, through the instrument control system and pipeline, to the virtual-observatory data server and astronomers.

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© 2016 SPIE. Artículo firmado por 25 autores. Conference on Observatory Operations - Strategies, Processes, and Systems (VI. 2016. Edinburgh, SCOTLAND). CARMENES is an instrument for the Centro Astronómico Hispano-Alemán de Calar Alto (CAHA). CARMENES was funded by the German Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG), the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the European Union through European Regional Fund (FEDER/ERF), Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the state of Baden-Württemberg, the German Science Foundation (DFG), the Junta de Andalucía, and by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, with additional contributions by the members of the CARMENES Consortium (MaxPlanck-Institut für Astronomie, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Landessternwarte Königstuhl, Institut de Ciències de l’Espai, Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Hamburger Sternwarte, Centro de Astrobiología, and the Centro Astronómico Hispano- Alemán). We thank Richard Mathar for his exhaustive comments and suggestions.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Site operations; Data networks; Computers; Instrument control systems; Pipelines; Astronomical databases
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
ID Code:55714
Deposited On:28 Jun 2019 08:05
Last Modified:08 Jul 2019 17:35

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