A guide to accessing and using data from major NOAO instruments, currently addressing the Mosaic and NEWFIRM wide-field imagers. The Data Handbook describes the formats and characteristics of raw data, and the pipeline processing applied to all recent and current observations and its data products. It also describes how to access these data in the NOAO Science Archive.
Help for finding and downloading data from observations made with NOAO facilities.
Help for finding and downloading NOAO Survey Data
IRAF documentation includes manuals for the IRAF language as well as cookbooks and manuals for both generic data reduction and specific NOAO instruments.
Iraf.net provides information and support from the IRAF Development Group, including a user forum, IRAF documentation and user guides, and FAQ pages.
Pipeline documentation provides information about the design, performance, and use of the data reduction pipelines that have been produced for instruments on NOAO telescopes.
FPACK - Instructions for the FPACK routines used for compressing and uncompressing FITS data stored in the NOAO Science Archive.
Last updated or reviewed February 20, 2013.