The Son-Of-X-Shooter (SOXS) data-reduction pipeline

David R. Young, Marco Landoni, Stephen J. Smartt, Sergio Campana, Paolo D'Avanzo, Riccardo Claudi, Pietro Schipani, Matteo Aliverti, Andrea Baruffolo, Sagi Ben-Ami, Giulio Capasso, Rosario Cosentino, Francesco D'Alessio, Ofir Hershko, Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, Matteo Munari, Giuliano Pignata, Kalyan Radhakrishnan, Adam Rubin, Salvatore ScuderiFabrizio Vitali, Jani Achrén, José Antonio Araiza-Durán, Iair Arcavi, Federico Battaini, Anna Brucalassi, Rachel Bruch, Enrico Cappellaro, Mirko Colapietro, Massimo Della Valle, Rosario Di Benedetto, Sergio D'Orsi, Avishay Gal-Yam, Matteo Genoni, Marcos Hernandez, Jari Kotilainen, Gianluca Li Causi, Laurent Marty, Seppo Mattila, Michael Rappaport, Davide Ricci, Marco Riva, Bernardo Salasnich, Ricardo Zanmar Sanchez, Maximilian Stritzinger, Hector Pérez Ventura

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The Son-Of-XShooter (SOXS) is a single object spectrograph (UV-VIS & NIR) and acquisition camera scheduled to be mounted on the European Southern Observatory (ESO) 3.58-m New Technology Telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Although the underlying data reduction processes to convert raw detector data to fully-reduced science ready data are complex and multi-stepped, we have designed the SOXS Data Reduction pipeline with the core aims of providing end-users with a simple-to-use, well-documented command-line interface while also allowing the pipeline to be run in a fully automated state; streaming reduced data into the ESO Science Archive Facility (SAF) without need for human intervention. To keep up with the stream of data coming from the instrument, there is the requirement to optimise the software to reduce each observation block of data well within the typical observation exposure time. The pipeline is written in Python 3 and has been built with an agile development philosophy that includes CI and adaptive planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VII
EditorsJorge Ibsen, Gianluca Chiozzi
ISBN (Electronic)9781510653597
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VII 2022 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 17 Jul 202221 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VII 2022


  • Data Reduction
  • Imaging
  • Pipeline
  • SOXS
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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