Spectroscopic surveys are undergoing a rapid expansion in their data collecting capabilities, reaching the level of hundreds of spectra per pointing. An efficient use of such huge amounts of information requires a high degree of interconnection between the various tools involved in preparing the observations, reducing the data, and carrying out the data analysis. DRAGO (Data Reduction and Analysis Graphical Organizer) attempts to easy the process, by integrating in a global framework the main data handling components: from reduction pipelines, to data organization, plotting, and browsing tools, to storing the data reduction results in a database for further analysis. DRAGO allows the use of the astronomer own’s preferred tools, by “plugging them in” in an environment which handles transparently the communications between them. See http://cosmos.mi.iasf.cnr.it/pandora .
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Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica
Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica cosmica - Sezione di Milano
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