Starlink User Note 86.21
Keith Shortridge, Horst Meyerdierks, Malcolm Currie,
Martin Clayton, Jon Lockley, Anne Charles, Clive Davenhall,
Mark Taylor, Tim Ash, Tim Wilkins, Dave Axon,
John Palmer, Anthony Holloway and Vito Graffagnino
2004 February 17
A general data reduction system
Figaro is a general-purpose data reduction package. The programs it contains can be used to process a wide range of images and spectra.
Figaro can be run in a command-oriented way from the Unix shell or from within ICL. Figaro supports the Starlink NDF data format by default, plus all foreign formats for which conversion utilities exist. These additional formats include Figaro’s old DST format, FITS, and IRAF.
This document offers novice users an easy starting point to using Figaro, and more experienced users a cookbook of a range of problems which can be addressed using the package. It describes version 5.6-3 of Figaro.