The HDF Pipeline:

HDF data were reduced with the same software as the standard HST pipeline (the STSDAS task calwp2), but with different calibration files, and with a slightly different treatment of the darktime. After pipeline processing, the data were stacked and cosmic rays were identified. Hot pixels were identified from dark frames and from the images themselves. Details are listed below.

There is room for improvement in all these procedures. A number of shortcuts were taken in the initial processing of the data. Our plans for reprocessing the data are evolving daily, and we would appreciate any comments.

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Harry Ferguson 1/14/96