Post-processing and data display

Observing tasks that previously were controlled through a dedicated post-processing interface have been rewritten and integrated into the sequencer environment. This both simplifies the observing system and enables scripting of tasks that previously was not possible.

A new 'common' DS9 display will be responsible for displaying incoming images and also serve as the display for any observing task requiring analysis of images. The option of exporting the common DS9 display to virtually any X server makes this setup ideal for high bandwidth remote observing sessions. The automatic analysis of incoming images through SExtractor makes it possible to mark saturated objects and give seeing statistics directly on the displayed image.

This new post-processing system has been released for MOSCA and ALFOSC and will be released for the remaining instruments over the next few months.

Thomas Augusteijn 2009-05-14