Tools

OmegaCAM specific tools

OmegaCAM OBs are prepared with p2. Observers are encouraged to use the Survey Area Definition Tool SADT for optimizing the survey area coverage.
 
Some useful links regarding OmegaCAM properties (to be updated once commissioning concludes):

Data Reduction

OmegaCAM public survey data are processed by Astro-WISE (KIDS) and CASU (ATLAS, VPHAS+).

All normal users OmegaCAM data are also reduced by the CASU-pipeline. Users can request access to the data (after having identified themselves as PI, in case the proprietary period is still valid) by simply contacting CASU and obtaining access credentials. Furthermore there are other pipelines that can be used to reduce OmegaCAM data, for example VSTtube and the publically available THELI

A preliminary catalogue of secondary standard stars is available for download by Astro-WISE (KIDS). As for October 2014, the catalogue includes 8 Landolt fields in the five filters u, g, r, i and z.
 

Generic Tools and information

 

The Phase 2 Proposal Preparation Tool - P2

The service mode observation for the ESO public survey requires to schedule a large number of observation blocks every year. This requires a p2 tool which can handle as well complex observing strategies. Please see the p2 page and OmegaCam p2 tutorial.