Session 9 - The Hubble Deep Field.
Display session, Monday, January 15
North Banquet Hall, Convention Center

[9.02] The Hubble Deep Field: Data Reduction

A. Fruchter, M. Dickinson, H. Ferguson, M. Giavalisco, R. Gilliland, D. McElroy, R. Lucas, L. Petro, M. Postman, R. Williams (STScI), R. Hook, H. -M. Adorf (ESA/ST-ECF)

The Hubble Deep Field (HDF) contains the deepest exposures yet obtained of the optical sky. As a result, unusual care must be taken in the processing of this data to minimize the effects of imperfections in the calibration images, excise erroneous values from the data itself, and accurately register and correct the geometrically distorted field of view of the WFPC2. In this poster the techniques used to process the HDF are discussed in detail. We further examine the limits of these techniques, the likely level of remaining errors, and possible ways that the present data reduction scheme could be improved.

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