Upgrading the processing pipeline for the National Park Service Night Skies program

@inproceedings{Hung2018UpgradingTP,
  title={Upgrading the processing pipeline for the National Park Service Night Skies program},
  author={Li-Wei Hung and Davyd H. Betchkal and Sharolyn J. Anderson and Damon Joyce},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  year={2018}
}
The US National Park Service (NPS) preserves the natural night sky, to the greatest extent possible, as a natural resource and value. Our first step towards understanding and protecting the night sky is to assess the night sky quality. In the parks, we capture a series of overlapping high-resolution images to obtain a mosaic view of the entire night sky. The NPS Night Skies Program has specialized pipeline to perform data reduction and processing of these 45 one-million-pixel images taken by… 

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