Status of the Automated Data Extraction, Processing, and Tracking System (ADEPTS) for CHARIS/SCExAO

Taylor L. Tobin, Jonathan Pal, Jeffrey Chilcote, Timothy Brandt, Thayne Currie, Tyler Groff, Julien Lozi, Olivier Guyon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


CHARIS is a near-infrared (JHK) coronagraphic integral field spectrograph (IFS) housed on the Subaru Telescope. In conjunction with the extreme adaptive optics system, SCExAO, it provides high-contrast spectral imaging of substellar companions and circumstellar disks. However, data extraction, calibration, and processing are time consuming processes with a steep learning curve, creating a bottleneck and slowing the production of scientific results. The new Automated Data Extraction, Processing, and Tracking System (ADEPTS) will automatically process all data taken by CHARIS, building calibration files and extracting science-grade data cubes, as well as performing post-processing on the results using default parameters. ADEPTS also serves as a backend for CHARIS in terms of file organization, logging all raw and produced files in a searchable SQLite database and providing a mechanism for user flagging of bad files. By using automation to remove wait times and reducing elapsed computation time via parallelization on its home 72-CPU processor, ADEPTS will be able to produce science-grade data products within a day of observations. We present an update on the current status of ADEPTS, as well as new features and design modifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VII
EditorsJorge Ibsen, Gianluca Chiozzi
ISBN (Electronic)9781510653597
StatePublished - 2022
EventSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VII 2022 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 17 2022Jul 21 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VII 2022


  • Data archive systems
  • Data management
  • Databases
  • Image processing
  • SCExAO
  • Software development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Status of the Automated Data Extraction, Processing, and Tracking System (ADEPTS) for CHARIS/SCExAO'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this