Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Ground based observatories

After coffee was the first of the ground based observatories session. To kick off the session Eugene Magnier of the University of Hawaii talked at length about the Pan-STARRS image processing pipeline (IPP) architecture.

Following this Roc Cutri from IPAC talked about the 2MASS Extended Mission and ancillary data products. There were three main data products which come out of the 2MASS survey,However there are ancillary data products now being created, while there is no new data acquisition, this data will push fainter but with lower reliability and non-uniform sky coverage. Will mostly be available by the end of this year.