Data Reduction

The AAO supported 2dfdr software package handles basic reduction of AAOmega data. 2dfdr takes raw files from the telescope and extracts wavelength calibrated spectra for each fibre of 2dF.  

A description of the data reduction process is included in the 2dF-AAOmega Manual under "Part IV: Data Reduction using 2dfdr".  Additional help with data reduction is available from your support astronomer (for visitor mode programs) or the instrument scientist (for service mode programs).

Depending on a particular program's science goals, additional processing may be required on the part of the astronomer. Such additional steps might include spectrophotometric flux calibration.  Users interested in measuring redshifts from their spectra may be interested in the AUTOZ program developed by Ivan Baldry.  More information is detailed in Baldry et al. (2014, MNRAS, 441, 2440).