Starlink Project
Starlink User Note 231.4

Tim Jenness, Frossie Economou
Joint Astronomy Centre, Hilo, Hawaii

June 2004

Copyright © 2004 Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council

ORAC-DR – SCUBA Pipeline Data Reduction


User’s Manual


orac-dr is a flexible data reduction pipeline designed to reduce data from many different instruments. This document describes how to use the orac-dr pipeline to reduce data taken with the Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array (SCUBA) obtained from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.


1 Introduction
2 Pipeline Setup
3 Running Orac-dr
 3.1 Selecting a UT date
 3.2 Choosing the observations
 3.3 Looping schemes
4 Calibration
5 Recipes
6 Bad bolometers
7 Bad observations
8 Bad integrations
9 Processing specific sub-instruments
10 The Orac-dr display system
 10.1 Display systems
 10.2 Display types
 10.3 Configuring the Orac-dr display system
 10.4 Displaying frame output
 10.5 Displaying group output
11 Release Notes
 11.1 V1.0
 11.2 V1.1
A Prerequisites
B Configuring the Orac-dr environment
C Running the pipeline at the JCMT


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