Oral Abstract

Lightning talk (L15) Gyula I. G. Jozsa (South African Radio Astronomy Observatory)

Theme: Multi-wavelength astronomy

(P10.40) MeerKATHI - an end-to-end data reduction pipeline for MeerKAT and other radio telescopes

MeerKATHI - the MeerKAT HI pipeline - is an international initiative to create a public end-to-end continuum- and line imaging pipeline for MeerKAT and other radio telescopes. We implement high-end techniques suitable to produce high-dynamic-range continuum images and spectroscopic data cubes. Using containerization, our pipeline is platform-independent. Furthermore we are using a standardized approach to use a number of different of high-end software suites, partly developed within our group. We are aiming at using distributed computing approaches throughout our pipeline to enable the user reduce larger data sets as provided by radio telescopes like MeerKAT. The pipeline also delivers a set of imaging quality metrics giving the user the opportunity to efficiently access the data quality. I will describe the pipeline and discuss a few results and its current status.