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Data Format and Reduction

The Gemini IRAF MIDIR package has been released, consisting of scripts allowing basic reduction of imaging and spectroscopy data. Given the similarities in the reduction of data from T-ReCS and Michelle, this topic is covered in the mid-IR data reduction pages. The basic format of all Gemini data is explained in the Data section of the Gemini website.

For imaging polarimetry further reduction with polarimetry software outside of IRAF, such as the Polpack package in the Starlink software, is likely to be needed. IRAF does not provide a polarimetry package, so complete polarimetry reductions are not possible in the Gemini/MIDIR package.