Quick and easy to use?
- The software is designed to be general purpose, we have used it for
optical work on with the INT WFC, the JKT, the CTIO 0.9-m and for
infrared work with INGRID on the WHT.
- The catalogues we have published (and made available in electronic
form) amount to photometry of over 100,000 stars (though some stars
appear in more than 1 catalogue).
We are about to start work on data from the ESO 2.2-m + WFI.
If a particular instrument has been used before it typically takes an
day to run a few pointings (of many CCD images) through the system
once the data are de-biased and flat-fielded.
But the system is NOT a pipeline.
Every instrument is different, and you need to explore it to find out
what the best reduction parameters are.
The images input into the system have to be translated from FITS to a
local format, but the system could be made to run on FITS images if
The outputs are ASCII tables of field ID, star number, RA, Dec, pixel
X and Y, and then magnitudes and colours with errors and flags.