The Son-Of-X-shooter (SOXS) Data-Reduction Pipeline

David R. Young, Marco Landoni, Stephen J. Smartt, Sergio Campana, Paolo D'Avanzo, Riccardo Claudi, Pietro Schipani, Matteo Aliverti, Andrea Baruffolo, Sagi Ben-Ami, Giulio Capasso, Rosario Cosentino, Francesco D'Alessio, Ofir Hershko, Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, Matteo Munari, Giuliano Pignata, Kalyan Radhakrishnan, Adam Rubin, Salvatore Scuderi, Fabrizio Vitali, Jani Achrén, José Antonio Araiza-Duran, Iair Arcavi, Federico Battaini, Anna Brucalassi, Rachel Bruch, Enrico Cappellaro, Mirko Colapietro, Massimo Della Valle, Rosario Di Benedetto, Sergio D'Orsi, Avishay Gal-Yam, Matteo Genoni, Marcos Hernandez, Jari Kotilainen, Gianluca Li Causi, Laurent Marty, Seppo Mattila, Michael Rappaport, Davide Ricci, Marco Riva, Bernardo Salasnich, Ricardo Zanmar Sanchez, Maximilian Stritzinger, Hector Ventura

Submitted on 15 September 2022


The Son-Of-XShooter (SOXS) is a single object spectrograph (UV-VIS & NIR) and acquisition camera scheduled to be mounted on the ESO 3.58-m New Technology Telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Although the underlying data reduction processes to convert raw detector data to fully-reduced science ready data are complex and multi-stepped, we have designed the SOXS Data Reduction pipeline with the core aims of providing end-users with a simple-to-use, well-documented command-line interface while also allowing the pipeline to be run in a fully automated state; streaming reduced data into the ESO Science Archive Facility without need for human intervention. To keep up with the stream of data coming from the instrument, there is the requirement to optimise the software to reduce each observation block of data well within the typical observation exposure time. The pipeline is written in Python 3 and has been built with an agile development philosophy that includes CI and adaptive planning.


Comment: 10 pages, 7 figures, published in SPIE proceedings volume 12189. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:2012.12678

Subject: Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics