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Processing of 24 Micron Image Data at Spitzer Science Center

Masci, Frank J. and Laher, Russ and Fang, Fan and Fowler, John W. and Lee, Wen and Stolovy, Susan and Padgett, Deborah and Moshir, Mehrdad (2005) Processing of 24 Micron Image Data at Spitzer Science Center. In: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV. ASP Conference Series. No.347. Astronomical Society of the Pacific , pp. 468-472. ISBN 1-58381-215-6.

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The 24μm array on board the Spitzer Space Telescope is one of three arrays in the Multi-band Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) instrument. It provides 5′.3 × 5′.3 images at a scale of ≈ 2″.5 per pixel corresponding to sampling of the point spread function which is slightly better than critical (≈ 0.4λ / D). A scan-mirror allows dithering of images on the array without the overhead of moving and stabilizing the spacecraft. It also enables efficient mapping of large areas of sky without significant compromise in sensitivity. We present an overview of the pipeline flow and reduction steps involved in the processing of image data acquired with the 24μm array. Residual instrumental signatures not yet removed in automated processing and strategies for hands-on mitigation thereof are also given.

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Additional Information:© 2005 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. This work was carried out at the Spitzer Science Center, with funding from NASA under contract 1407 to the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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