IPP Progress Report for the week YYYY.MM.DD - YYYY.MM.DD

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Eugene Magnier

Spent most of the week working on UKIRT observing prep and Pan-STARRS seminar prep, so only minor progress on IPP issues from me this week.

Serge Chastel

  • Finished writing ppMops description and sent it to PV
  • Started implementing unit tests for ppMops

Heather Flewelling

Mark Huber

  • MD.GR0 working through nightly stack photometry with MD09 for a full run.
  • Thursday, Friday Czar: the usual cleaning up and dealing with troubled systems, repairing bad files. Rather than babysitting it often to clean overloaded systems, worked on rebalanced setup while in Galactic Plane.

Bill Sweeney

  • Prototyped the tables for managing release versions. Wrote detailed note outlining the design. http://svn.pan-starrs.ifa.hawaii.edu/trac/ipp/wiki/ippReleaseManagement
  • Looked into the reason that the relastro failed on some of the SAS_v9 skycells. It turned out that there was a bug in the program getstar that caused it to ignore the -minmag flag. This caused brighter stars to be used than intended. Apparently in the skycells in question the bright stars caused the grid search to fail. Fixing getstar caused a better set of stars to be selected and astrometry to succeed. In testing this we found that the "better" magnitude values for saturated stars was biasing the zero point measurement in sas_v9.
  • Further fixes to postage stamp requests versus goto_cleaned data issue.
  • Two days as processing czar. Interesting problems with memory over use for exposures in the galactic bulge

Chris Waters

  • Out one day due to illness.
  • Added WCS handling and orientation correction to ppSkycell outputs (on czw branch).
  • Corrected WCS issue in pswarp handling of warped background models. This places the background model in the correct location with the correct orientation, although there is still an overscan issue to resolve.
  • Looked into the MOPS email about our recent test data. Confirmed that they were not looking at the correct set of data, and that that explains why they found the data incomplete. Still waiting for a response from them.