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Abstract Reference: 31290
Identifier: P1.11
Presentation: Poster presentation
Key Theme: 1 Reduction and Analysis Algorithms for Large Databases and Vice-versa

Matched Aperture Photometry in the Wide Field Astronomy Unit Science Archives

Cross Nicholas J. G., Read Mike A., Collins Ross S., Blake Rob P., Sutorius Eckhard T. W., Mann Robert G., Clive Davenhall A.

The Wide Field Astronomy Unit archives optical/near-infrared imaging data from UKIRT/WFCAM, VISTA/VIRCAM and VST/OMEGACAM. The current data structures are based on independent detections in each bands, but there are many science cases where forced photometry in all bands (and indeed on images from other datasets) are necessary to get the precision necessary to fit models, or to give upper limits on non-detections. However, many of the science cases given by PIs and others require a range of software to achieve the photometric accuracy, ranging from the CASU imcore_list for best point-source photometry to GaAP and LAMBDAR for improved extragalactic parameters. This poster will discuss the scope of the new pipeline and the data management structures that control it for the different use cases.