IPP Progress Report for the week 2010.12.13 - 2010.12.17

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Eugene Magnier

Serge Chastel

  • Tessellation (end?)
  • Static mask
  • Sick on Monday

Heather Flewelling

  • processed 100 i band 3pi images (for mask generation and static masking purposes)
  • with the help of serge (for the algorithm), created a robot that generates masks for the static masking - these use as the input a median of 100 images (the output of ppMerge).
  • did lots of static masking - it was a million times less frustrating than before.
  • helped Henry (linked him to postage stamp server)

Roy Henderson


  • continued to process the exposures missing from PSPS. NFS was clearly the issue for the mast majority of failures the first time around.
    • using threads for running queries. Enables query to be canceled, progress to be tracked etc.
    • using a tabbed-pane so that numerous query panels can be added and used concurrently
    • added some predefined queries to a new 'Queries' menu
    • lots of research into best approach to utilise TOPCAT's plotting capabilities - back and forth with lead TOPCAT developer: settled on design using SAMP to communicate with other VO tools


  • changes to czartool/metrics in response to Chris' burntool changes: analysis is now from 6pm (HST) the previous day
  • started to look at new stacks cmf file provided by Gene
  • rest of the week was static masking. Lots of it.

Bill Sweeney

Chris Waters

  • Added preliminary code to make log(flux) compressed images. Added method to alter the elements of the current filerule via a -R (filerule) (filerule_element) (new_filerule_value) command line option. This is checked into my https://svn.pan-starrs.ifa.hawaii.edu/repo/ipp/branches/czw_branch/20101203 branch.
  • Static masking.
  • Created new CTEMASK.
  • More work on new nightly science/automation code. Realtime burntool is implemented, and generally working, although data taken on Saturday morning pointed out two failure points. Stacks and diffs are not fully trusted, and require a bit more work.
  • Czar.