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Data reduction pipeline for the Hi-GAL survey

Traficante, A. and Calzoletti, L. and Veneziani, M. and Ali, B. and de Gasperis, G. and di Giorgio, A. M. and Faustini, F. and Ikhenaode, D. and Molinari, S. and Natoli, P. and Pestalozzi, M. and Pezzuto, S. and Piacentini, F. and Piazzo, L. and Polenta, G. and Schisano, E. (2011) Data reduction pipeline for the Hi-GAL survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 416 (4). pp. 2932-2943. ISSN 0035-8711.

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We present the data reduction pipeline for the Herschel Infrared Galactic Plane survey (Hi-GAL). Hi-GAL is a key project of the Herschel satellite, which is mapping the inner part of the Galactic plane (|l| ≤ 70° and |b| ≤ 1°), using two Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS) and three Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) frequency bands, from 70 to 500 μm. Our pipeline relies only partially on the Herschel Interactive Processing Environment (hipe). It features several newly developed routines to perform data reduction, including accurate data culling, noise estimation and minimum variance map-making, the latter performed with the romagal algorithm, a deep modification of the roma code already tested on cosmological surveys. We discuss in depth the properties of the Hi-GAL science demonstration phase data.

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Additional Information:© 2011 The Authors. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2011 RAS. Accepted 2011 June 13. Received 2011 June 8; in original form 2010 November 23. Article first published online: 2 Sep. 2011. The authors would especially like to thank Göran Pilbratt for allowing them to use the PV phase blank data.
Subject Keywords:instrumentation: photometers; methods: data analysis; techniques: image processing
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Official Citation:Traficante, A., Calzoletti, L., Veneziani, M., Ali, B., de Gasperis, G., Di Giorgio, A. M., Faustini, F., Ikhenaode, D., Molinari, S., Natoli, P., Pestalozzi, M., Pezzuto, S., Piacentini, F., Piazzo, L., Polenta, G. and Schisano, E. (2011), Data reduction pipeline for the Hi-GAL survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 416: 2932–2943. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19244.x
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