Astronomical data analysis software and systems xv vol:351 pages:69-72
ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC CONFERENCE SERIES
15th Annual Conference for Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS XV) edition:15 location:San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain date:2-5 October 2005
The Data Processing software for ESA's Herschel Space Observatory is written in JAVA as a joint effort of ESA and the three instrument teams. The observers as well as the instrument specialists will use a jython environment to reduce the science observations and to analyse the calibration measurements of the instrument.
We describe the development of an image display package for Herschel DP (Data Processing) based on JSky, which is being developed as part of the Gemini Observing Tool and the difficulties we encountered in adapting the JSky library to the needs of Herschel DP.
We give insights in the adaption to the Herschel DP data structures and the possibility to display both two- and three dimensional arrays and images.
We describe the power of using Jython as a frontend and the possibility to use this image display in GUI's written by or for observers.