ZAP: Zurich Atmosphere Purge

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ZAP: Zurich Atmosphere Purge

Post by Ada Coda » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:23 am

ZAP: Zurich Atmosphere Purge

Abstract: ZAP (Zurich Atmosphere Purge) provides sky subtraction for integral field spectroscopy; its approach is based on principal component analysis (PCA) developed for the Multi Unit Spectrographic Explorer (MUSE) integral field spectrograph. ZAP employs filtering and data segmentation to enhance the inherent capabilities of PCA for sky subtraction. ZAP reduces sky emission residuals while robustly preserving the flux and line shapes of astronomical sources; this method works in a variety of observational situations from sparse fields with a low density of sources to filled fields in which the target source fills the field of view. With the inclusion of both of these situations the method is generally applicable to many different science cases and should also be useful for other instrumentation.

Credit: Soto, Kurt T.; Lilly, Simon J.; Bacon, Roland; Richard, Johan; Conseil, Simon


Bibcode: 2016ascl.soft02003S

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ID: ascl:1602.003
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