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Session 117 - Infrared Space Observatory.
Oral session, Saturday, January 10
The primary data products returned to observers from ISO are complex, and with the exception of the browse level products, represent the instrumental point of view. Thus they contain references to detector numbers, pixel indices, and volts - far removed from the domain of astrophysics. To extract the most science these low level data must be transformed into representations describing wavelength, celestial position, and fluxes directly. Doing so requires understanding instrument specifics, removing instrument artefacts, and applying calibrations. At the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) we have amassed the expertise and tools to make data analysis as painless a process for the observer as possible. In this presentation I will show state-of-the art reduction techniques making use of the toolset available to ISO observers: high contrast and deep field imaging with ISOCAM, spectrometry with LWS and SWS, and mapping, spectrophotometry, and faint source detection with ISOPHOT. IPAC strives to serve the US infrared community in getting the most out of ISO. We provide observation planning and scheduling services, instrument support, value-added analysis software, data archival services, and training and consulting on reduction methodologies, IPAC is funded by a NASA contract with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology to support US astronomers making use of ESA's Infrared Space Observatory.
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