Spectroscopic Data Reduction on your web browser

The goodman-pipeline package provides all the functionality needed to reduce raw data obtained with the Goodman High Throughput Spectrograph on the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) 4.1m telescope, and produce 1-D wavelength calibrated spectra. However, many science use cases, especially those targeting transients and variable objects, depend critically on having fully reduced spectra available shortly after the raw data are written to disk; the goodman-pipeline was not designed to fulfill this requirement. To address this issue we have developed a system that combines the data reduction elements of the goodman-pipeline with a Web API implementation within a web-based structure, to provide the user with immediate spectroscopic processing through a web browser.
This approach provides users with fully reduced spectra just seconds after the shutter closes, which could be critical when making real time decisions such as whether to obtain more data of the same object, switch to a different configuration or instrument, submit an observation request to another facility, or simply discard the object as one of no interest for the specific science case, and move to a new target.

Theme – Data Processing Pipelines and Science-Ready Data, Open Source Software and Community Development in Astronomy