Abstract: IRACproc is a software suite that facilitates the co-addition of dithered or mapped Spitzer/IRAC data to make them ready for further analysis with application to a wide variety of IRAC observing programs. The software runs within PDL, a numeric extension for Perl available from pdl.perl.org, and as stand alone perl scripts. In acting as a wrapper for the Spitzer Science Center's <a href="http://ascl.net/1111.006">MOPEX</a> software, IRACproc improves the rejection of cosmic rays and other transients in the co-added data. In addition, IRACproc performs (optional) Point Spread Function (PSF) fitting, subtraction, and masking of saturated stars.
Credit: Schuster, Mike; Marengo, Massimo; Patten, Brian
Preferred citation method: "This work is based in part on the IRAC post-BCD processing software "IRACproc" developed by Mike Schuster, Massimo Marengo and Brian Patten at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory." and citation to http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006SPIE.6270E..20S