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Last modified: 14 December 2012


Catalog Processing

The CSC is created by processing each Chandra dataset with a series of automated data analysis pipelines. Collectively, the pipelines are known as "Level 3 Processing" and the data products are named as such, e.g. the event file is evt3.fits. The nomenclature follows Chandra Standard Data Processing, which produces the Level 1 and 2 Chandra data products.

The pipelines run in order:
Calibrate Pipeline » Detect Pipeline » Source Pipeline » Master Pipeline

Observation Selection

The Observation Selection page describes which observation intervals (OBIs) are chosen for catalog processing.

Calibrate Pipeline

The calibrate pipeline is run for each OBI chosen by the observation selection process.

Detect Pipeline

The detect pipeline is run for each calibrated OBI from the calibrate pipeline.

Source Pipeline

The source pipeline is run for each detection region created in the detect pipeline.

Master Pipeline

The master pipeline is run for each OBI which other OBIs overlap spatially to match sources identified in the source pipeline.